THE 2006 Independent Schools Exhibition, which takes place in Milton Keynes this month, has become a showcase for independent schools across the central counties.

This year’s exhibition, which takes place in Middleton Hall at thecentre:mk on October 10, is being held in association with ISCis, the Independent Schools Council Information Service.

A total of 22 schools will be demonstrating the educational opportunities each has to offer.

ISCis regional director Dr Robin Barlow said: “Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most difficult problems parents face. The Independent Schools Exhibition is an excellent opportunity for parents to learn about their local schools so that they can make an informed decision on their child’s behalf.”

The participating schools range from preparatory to senior schools, so no matter what age your child is there will be a school of interest to you.

Parents will be able to speak to school staff and will also be able to watch performances by children from exhibiting schools, including gymnastics, musical medleys by school orchestras, drama and choral recitals.

The exhibition includes a display of pupils’ work created at a visual arts workshop with a professional artist at the Milton Keynes Gallery. For the week after the Independent Schools Exhibition, the children’s artwork will be displayed at the Milton Keynes Gallery.

International chess master Andrew Martin will be at the exhibition and will provide expert advice to budding chess players.

He holds the world record for playing 321 opponents simultaneously and during the day will play against up to ten pupils, parents and members of the public at any one time.
The Independent Schools Exhibition is sponsored by graphic design and digital media agency Pauley Design.

Exhibitors: Akeley Wood; Beachborough School; Bedford High School; Bedford Modern School; Bedford School; Berkhamsted Collegiate School; Bloxham School; Broughton Manor Preparatory School; Bury Lawn School; Dame Alice Harpur School; Great Houghton Preparatory School; Kingham Hill School; Milton Keynes Preparatory School; Northampton High School; Northamptonshire Grammar School; Polam School; Quinton House; Rushmoor School; St Andrew’s School; Stowe School; Swanbourne House School; Thornton College.

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