The first ever Independent Schools Show will take place in Battersea Park on November 2 – 3, 2007.

It brings more than a hundred of the top UK independent preparatory and senior schools to one London venue.

The show is being touted as ‘the essential show for parents of children between the ages of 2 and 18’. And it covers all areas of the private sector: day and boarding, girls or boys, prep or senior.

Amongst those exhibiting are Cheltenham Ladies? College, Stowe, Wellington, St Mary?s Calne, Kings Canterbury, Bedales, Summer Fields, Cothill, The Dragon and Kensington Prep.

An Education Theatre with respected speakers such as Dr Anthony F Seldon, Professor Chris Woodhead, Stowe?s Headmaster Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, and Mrs Vicky Tuck, Principal of Cheltenham Ladies? College, will prove an invaluable resource and exciting debating forum for the inquisitive parent.

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