A Childhood Paradise at Beachborough
"Children are asking to extend their day further in order to board one or two nights a week and I can see why"
Deciding which schools to send your children to is the single most important decision made by parents
I’ve spent hours at dinner parties listening to stories of parents cramming in after school activities and having their children coached to get them into their chosen senior school? As parents we all want the best for our children, but what about family life balance?
As a mother of two, instead of the idyllic picture of family life I’d imagined, after school became rushed meals eaten out of Tupperware in the car as I simultaneously dropped one child at swimming lessons whilst trying to fit in my other child’s homework or a music lesson. Recognizing how fast childhood whizzes by, I felt running through the motions simply wasn’t working.
Today we have the family life we want, with stress-free weeks and wonderful Saturdays and Sundays together courtesy of Beachborough School. What is the secret – for me flexibility is the key to family life at its best, the way we all want it. Beachborough offers an outstanding education which fits with each family’s individual lifestyle; children can choose to go home when lessons finish or choose to stay for tea and the array of activities all included in the Beachborough extended day. I have realised the manic after school juggling is something Beachborough handles far better – especially now my son asks to stay at school to do his homework (whinge-free!)
For an increasing number of families at Beachborough children are asking to extend their day further in order to board one or two nights a week and I can see why. Beachborough’s flexible boarding offers them everything they could wish for – time to play with their friends (water fights on the front lawn, den building in the woods) and endless activities after school – giving us quality family time at home each weekend. Where Beachborough has the edge is in offering all this in a cosy and homely environment.
For me Beachborough provides a balance that as busy parents we can’t always manage, offering a breadth of education children need for the 21st century, whilst still giving them an idyllic childhood in the hurly-burly of modern family life.
- Jaqui Bursnall Current Beachborough Parent
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