A programme of events for schools and media partners that exhibit with us.

2020-21 will be the most challenging school year that the sector has ever faced. Our Exhibitor Workshop programme this year has been designed to help schools and media partners to prepare both for our events and for these unprecedented challenges. 

These events are free but we ask attendees to register for EACH workshop that you would like to attend.

04 - Town Hall Meeting for travelling schools

Tuesday 8 September 2020 
2:00pm - 2:45pm

A catch-up to confirm final arrangements for the autumn programme.


03 - The Outlook for International Students

Taking play on Wednesday 1 July, this Exhibitor Workshops was a round-table discussion, helping schools to share best practice to manage the recruitment and retention of overseas students this autumn.

The principle topics were:

  • What are British Boarding Schools Show and other fairs planning for Autumn recruitment events?
  • Which platforms work best for interviewing candidates, running virtual open mornings, speaking with agents?
  • Social distancing and quarantining inboarding schools;
  • How is the sector recruiting and retaining international families?

Click read more to watch the recording and download further information.

02 - Is Covid-19 changing what parents think about independent schools?

Taking place on Wednesday 24 June the second keynote of this year's Exhibitor Workshops was an extended conversation with Russell Speirs, CEO of RSAcademics. No-one has a deeper understanding of the views of independent school parents and leaders.

The principle topics were:

  • How schools can best manage their relations with current and prospective parents,
  • The likely financial impact of the crisis on the sector.

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01 - Vital information for 2020 Exhibitors

Taking place on Monday 15 June 2020, this event provided vital data and essential information to prepare for the 2020 London show.

  • KEYNOTE: Donna Stevens, Head of Research at Independent Schools Council - 'How the 2020 ISC Census data can help your school to understand and prepare for the marketing challenges this year'
  • London 2020 Covid-19 Safety Charter
  • Nigel Targett, Managing Director of Symbiosis - 'How to design your stand for social distancing'
  • New Show Features for 2020
  • The Engagement Journey for 2020 - The Parents Forum & INTO series
  • Hot of the press - The ISS Club

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Recruiting and retaining overseas students

This webinar, hosted at 10:30am on Tuesday 12 May 2020, was for all schools that recruit overseas students and travel with the British Boarding Schools Shows.

Download the presentations and re-watch the event.

Exhibitors workshop and innovation day 2019

In June 2019 we ran a workshop attended by many of our exhibitors on 'How to maximise outcomes from your attendance at the Independent Schools Show'. Topics included:

  • The importance of telling a story - keynote from Andy Hasoon
  • How to Exhibit - keynote from Simon Naudi
  • Our Visitors - keynote from Guy Schady-Beckett

The presentations are available for all exhibitors to download.


A programme of events for schools and media partners that exhibit with us.