Welcome to our 'Making Choices' Blog

Below you will find a series of blogs which offer advice on all aspects of choosing the right school for your child.

Why choose an independent school?

Each year, around 50% of Year 7 pupils join Pangbourne College from state primary schools; so why do some parents choose a fee-paying school for their child’s senior education? Read More

Nine ways a school can support mental health and wellbeing

Even before the global pandemic, there was a growing recognition that children’s mental health and wellbeing was in decline. So, how can you be sure that your child’s school is doing all it can to look after their mental health and wellbeing? Read More

Making the most of your open day visit

Open Days are essential when it comes to choosing the right school for your child. They give you a flavour of what goes on, and provide an opportunity to look beyond the gloss of the website and the dry facts of the inspection report! Read More

Everything you need to know about Scholarships and Bursaries

For parents who are new to the independent school sector, the world of scholarships and bursaries may be a complete mystery. The nature of scholarships and bursaries has changed in recent years, so it’s well worth understanding what they are, the differences between them, and how they can contribute to your child’s education. Read More

What's it like to be a new student at Pangbourne College?

New Sixth Form student Abigail describes her experience of joining Pangbourne College. Read More

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