British Schools Fair this week

Opportunity for parents to talk to school representatives

Seventeen schools will be featured at a British Schools Fair at the Westin resort on Friday and Saturday. 

Representatives from the U.K. schools will be on hand to meet families from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 

Niall Browne of BvS Education, which is organizing the fair, said in a press release, “When the U.K. schools came to Cayman last year it was clear that a British education – both school and university – is an increasingly popular option for Cayman families, particularly in more uncertain economic times, when a British education has actually become a much more affordable option. 

“British independent schools are renowned as being among the finest in the world – for their excellent academic qualifications and their sporting and extra-curricular success. They offer a truly well-rounded education.” 

Richard Foster of Windlesham House School in West Sussex, who will be attending the event, said he was enthusiastic about visiting the Cayman Islands: 

“We already have a number of Cayman families at the school and we thought that it was time that we helped them to spread the message that British independent schools offer a perfect solution for parents who would like their children to experience the huge possibilities that come with a boarding school education. Cayman pupils embrace the breadth of opportunity available to them but are still in an environment which is very much a ‘home from home.’” 

Another representative of the British schools, Caitriona Redding, director of international admissions at Northamptonshire’s Oundle School, said the visit to Cayman would provide “a superb opportunity for us to meet students and their families face-to-face – and also for them to see the things we might be able to offer them.” 

Schools from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be demonstrating what they have to offer Cayman students. According to the organizers, between them, the schools cater to ages 2-18, all abilities and talents, and offer single-sex and full coeducation. 

“So whether it’s a traditional boarding school, A-Levels, IB, excellent University preparation, additional support, rugby, cricket or netball you’re seeking for your child, you are likely to meet one or many schools which will be right for him/her at the British Schools Fair,” organizers said in their release. 

Entry on both days is free. To pre-register or to learn more, visit