Hear from the sector’s brightest thinkers in our two 200-seat theatres, discussing the trends and choices that will affect your child’s future.

Education Theatres 2019

Hear from the sector’s brightest thinkers in our two 200-seat theatres and our new in-show forum, discussing the trends and choices that will affect your child’s future. The London Parents Forum theatre programmes will be released on Tuesday 9th October.

Patrick Derham

Patrick Derham

Head Master, Westminster School

Elaine Halligan

Elaine Halligan

Director, The Parent Practice

Ralph Lucas

Ralph Lucas

Editor, The Good Schools Guide

Your Questions Answered

Choice, affordability, value, admission, challenges - get answers to all your questions 

By the Sector’s Brightest Thinkers

Leading heads, entrepreneurs, vice-chancellors, MPs and psychologists, all discussing the trends and choices that will affect your child's future, and answering your questions.

John Solosy

John Solosy

St James’s Place Wealth Management

Emily Turner

Emily Turner

Editor, angels&urchins

Anthony Wallersteiner

Anthony Wallersteiner

Headmaster, Stowe School

The Answers You Need

  • Starting out in London, what do you need to know?
  • Country, city or best of both worlds? How do you give your child the best childhood?
  • Is 15 years in one school the right call?
  • Is a public school education still valued?
  • Is teenage anxiety an epidemic?

Education Theatres 2019

The full programme will be announced here on Tuesday 8 October. 

Meantime catch-up on talks from the 2018 Show.

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3:18
What makes a truly great school?

What makes a truly great school?

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Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, gives visitors his views on selecting schools, raising happy children and managing modern day pressures.
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13:04
League tables - do they really matter?

League tables - do they really matter?

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Ralph Lucas, Good Schools Guide and Alastair McCall, Editor of The Sunday Times schools' guide, Parent Power, discuss how to choose a school and how to interpret league tables when choosing your childs' school.
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18:19
Why do parents in the know choose boarding school?

Why do parents in the know choose boarding school?

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Dr Niall Hamilton, Admissions Tutor, Marlborough College and Arabella Stuart, Admissions Director, Sevenoaks School talk about a boarding education, the 24/7 learning environment and the reasons for considering this type of education.
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17:21
Do independent schools prepare your children for the commercial world?

Do independent schools prepare your children for the commercial world?

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James Palumbo, Baron Palumbo of Southwark, and Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, Headmaster of Stowe School discuss education in the context of the challenges and the opportunities brought by globalisation, competition and AI.
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13:29
Can fee assistance make independent education affordable?

Can fee assistance make independent education affordable?

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Susan Hamlyn, Director of The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants, tackles the issues of affordability and value in the fee-paying school sector and how to access the considerable financial assistance that is available.
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13:02
Helping summer-born children reach their fullest potential

Helping summer-born children reach their fullest potential

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Stephen Hammond, MP, Sarah Seagrave, Headmistress of Eaton House The Manor School, and Annabel Heseltine, Editor of School House Magazine, discuss why 20% fewer 'summer-born' babies go onto university and ask why September is the marker for starting school.
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11:47
Is there a right way to push your child?

Is there a right way to push your child?

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Eve Jardine-Young, Principal of Cheltenham Ladies' College and Dr Crispin Hyde-Dunn, Headmaster of the Dragon School, discuss the pros and cons for education of different parenting styles.
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11:32
Are independent schools being outpaced by social and technological change?

Are independent schools being outpaced by social and technological change?

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Julian Thomas, Master of Wellington College, opened the 2018 Show speaking about how ideas of the 'future of education' have evolved from 1980 to the present. Thomas argues that independent learning is everything.
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8:58
What to do if it doesn't all go to plan

What to do if it doesn't all go to plan

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Simon O'Malley, Headmaster of Thomas's Battersea, and Emily Turner, co-founder of angels&urchins, talk about the importance of matching your 'plan' to your child's abilities and happiness and finding a positive way forward when things aren't quite right.
The full 2019 timetable will be published on Tuesday 8 October.