BESSA: The British Education and Schools Show in Asia


{Event Listing: BESSA – The British Education and Schools Show in Asia}

A British education is respected the world over. With a reputation for high standards of teaching and internationally recognized qualifications, students from Britain have access to the very best tertiary institutions. Many parents also value the wide range of extra-curricular activities, a long tradition in educational heritage as well as academic excellence for their children in order that they may have a rounded education.

BESSA, the British Education and Schools Show in Asia is a showcase for some of the best names in British education. This annual event provides a platform for families based in Asia to discover and meet representatives from top boarding schools and colleges that offer the British curriculum, as well as organisations with supporting roles.

Guardianship agencies may assist overseas students in finding suitable host families. The UK has well-established guardianship laws to ensure the safety and welfare of overseas students that have been welcomed in the country for many decades.

Tutoring companies offer expert help and advice with their services areas such as Oxbridge interview practice, pre-test preparations, guidance through school entrance examinations, other academic enrichment, and much more.


During the event, representatives of highly-regarded boarding schools will be available to answer queries ranging from admissions procedures to A level or IB curriculum, issues concerning pastoral care as well as the recent reforms in British education. Attendees of BESSA are invited to pre-arrange individual meetings or simply drop into an exhibitor’s booth. There will also be a programme of keynote speakers starting mid-afternoon, giving all families a rare opportunity to hear advice from two highly respected experts.

Harry Hammond, now the Senior Master at Radley College, and with more than ten years of experience as a housemaster, will provide an in depth look into “Pastoral Care at Boarding Schools in the 21st Century”.

Parents from Asia often ask how the different educational backgrounds of their children may have an impact on getting into a senior boarding school in the UK. Andrew Leale, the Director of Admissions at Tonbridge School will share his thoughts about “How to Succeed as an Overseas Applicant”.

Each speaker will have a Q&A session after their presentations, inviting attendees to have open discussions with relevant questions.

Carefully curated by Stephanie Cheah of Waypoints Pte Ltd, BESSA is the go-to forum for opportunities to come up close and personal with the best names and faces in British education.

Admission to BESSA is free, with prior registration for tickets online at Each person, including children, must have a ticket for entry on the day of the event. Please not forget to print your ticket and bring it along with you. To arrange for individual appointments with an exhibitor (limited availability), please send a request to with the following information:

Full Name:

Email address:

Mobile Number:

Name of Exhibitor you wish to meet:


List of Participants in BESSA 2016:

Abbey DLD Colleges

Alpha Plus Guardians

Casterton Prep School, Sedbergh

Keystone Tutors

Malvern College

Norwich School

Radley College

Rugby School

Sedbergh School

Sevenoaks School

St Mary’s School, Cambridge

St Swithun’s School

Tonbridge School

Uppingham School

Wycombe Abbey School


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