Traditionally, families have opted to make the switch to independent education from Year 7.
These days there is a growing trend in sending children earlier than this, with Year 5 becoming a popular entry point for independent schools.
Families living in regional areas are also following suit and are choosing to begin their child’s boarding experience from Year 5.
“Developing independence and social skills is just one of the many reasons why parents are sending their children to board in primary school. The advantage of a high-quality education and the opportunity to engage in a range of co-curricular programs means that children from the country are more prepared for Senior School,” says Head of The King’s School, Tudor House, Adam Larby.
Set on 169 acres in the New South Wales Southern Highlands, Tudor House is an adventure playground that offers all the healthy and wonderful benefits of rural living with the added benefit of a world-class education.
As an International Baccalaureate School offering the Primary Years Programme, students are immersed in a culture where academic excellence is achieved through inquiry-led and transdisciplinary learning experiences. Outside the classroom, the co-curricular program is expansive and offers many opportunities for children to explore their skills and talents while learning important social and emotional skills.
“Parents choose to send their children to Tudor House as they know the opportunities available in their hometowns are limited. At Tudor, we can give boys and girls the very best education, support them in developing their social skills and nurture independence in preparation for Year 7 and beyond,” says Adam.
At The King’s School, Tudor House, boys have priority enrolment for Year 7 at The King’s School, Senior School in North Parramatta. Arriving at Senior School well-accustomed to life in a boarding house means they are ready to take on the academic challenges and co-curricular endeavours of a King’s education.
“Year after year our Tudor House boarders are proving to be the most capable and resilient. Having earned their boarding wings in Years 5 and 6 at the Southern Highlands campus, they arrive at the North-Parramatta campus as confident and independent learners,” says Adam.