Indian students must get exposure to British school education: David Boddy, ASIS
Anglo Schools International Services Ltd. (ASIS) recruits international students for British boarding schools and universities from India. Twelve of Britain’s leading boarding schools have formed a federation, managed by ASIS, to provide scholarships, other financial assistance and general help for pupils to take up their studies in the UK. Excerpts from an interview with Mr. David Boddy, Principal Partner of ASIS.
Q: What are the unique peculiarities about the British school education system as compared to the Indian system that makes the students to have an edge over their counterparts in India?
A: All of the schools in the ASIS Federation offer a fully holistic education. Our approach is to bring the best out of the pupils, emotionally and physically, as well as mentally, preparing them fully for the top universities in the UK and international job opportunities after that. To secure an international job, the need is for international experience and the development of strong emotional intelligence skills. Our schools all offer this.
Q: Generally parents shy away from sending their children for high school overseas. How does British high school education help the students to get into the best universities across the globe?
A: Over recent years, an increasing number of parents have seen the value of sending their children to school in the UK, not just universities. We now have over 27,000 international students at UK private schools this year. The reason for that is the access our schools give to the top universities. ASIS schools send 95% of their pupils into the top UK universities. It is twice as easy to get into these universities from our schools than it is to go directly from the overseas country. One of the reasons for this is that admissions tutors are more confident in the student's abilities when they have the backing of top UK qualifications.
Q: What is the admission/ registration procedure?
A: We have attempted to make the whole admissions process very easy by bringing it to the students' back doors. Just go to our website https://www.angloschools.co.uk and register for our entrance exams. One registration fee covers entrance to all our schools and automatically puts the student into contention for one of our international scholarships. Interviews are conducted in India and the student need never leave home before coming to our school, if they don't want to.
Q: How much is the cost of high school education in the UK for an international student (including tuition fee and living expenses)?
A: It ranges between 20 and 30 lakh rupees per year. Our scholarship programme, worth 9 Crore Rupees this year, brings the cost down to the level of the higher fee charging Indian schools. Parents still need to pay for travel costs, however. We have this year come to an agreement with Credila Financial Services, part of HDFC, to provide loans to parents wanting to send their children to our schools. These loans can be repaid over a far longer period than the education. So all if this helps.
Q: What is the number of Indian students enrolling for British high school education through Anglo Schools International Services?
A: Last year there were over 200 children brought from India into the UK and this year there will be more. Our schools are very keen on attracting Indian pupils. They are bright, well behaved and hard working. They make a great contribution to the school they end up in. So we are hopeful that in future years our scholarship programme can extend even further.
Q: How do you make the education affordable to bright pupils from middle class background?
A: We do have a handful of full 100% scholarships, covering all tuition and boarding fees. However, of most significance could be the educational loans, available through ASIS for such families.
Q: Do the schools provide special teacher assistance or supervision to take care of the personal needs of international pupils, especially when they stay very far away from home?
A: Yes, very much so. This is something all our schools excel at. They have been welcoming international students for generations and take care of them exceptionally well. 'House Parents' are usually in charge of the international youngsters and a lot of attention is paid to ensure that there is strong communication with the family at home.
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