UK Boarding School Tour

Topics will include areas such as:

  • The preparation students will need in order to succeed in the UK boarding school environment
  • The importance of co-curricular activities
  • Application processes and case studies
  • Guidance for applying to universities in the UK

Meet the Team

Our team of experts in the fields of education and admissions come from WLSA schools in the United Kingdom.

  • Andrew Leale

    Andrew Leale

    Tonbridge School, Director of Admissions
    Andrew Leale has spent over twenty years working in the Independent Boarding School sector in the UK and is currently the Director of Admissions at Tonbridge School, a post he has held since 2011. Prior to this he fulfilled roles as a Boarding Housemaster and as Head of Business at Tonbridge. He was an undergraduate at Balliol College, Oxford University, where he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics, before completing Postgraduate studies at Keble College, Oxford University.

  • Caitriona Redding

    Caitriona Redding

    Oundle School, Director of International Admissions
    Caitriona Redding has taught in Ireland, America and England. She began her career as a teacher of English but has since specialised in working with pupils who have minor learning difficulties and for whom English is an Additional Language. She holds current qualifications in educational testing and assessment and is a member of the British Psychological Society.
    As Director of International Admissions at Oundle School, she travels regularly to interview prospective pupils and to give advice to parents about entry to the School. Her role at home is to look after the pastoral needs of international pupils and help them settle in quickly to new routines and adjust to a different culture. She travels extensively and among the most enjoyable aspects of her role is meeting former pupils and hearing how their careers are developing.

  • Hilary Laver

    Hilary Laver

    Cheltenham Ladies' College, Director of Admissions
    I have worked in independent boarding schools for over 24 years in a range of different academic and pastoral roles within both single-sex and co-educational environments. As Director of Admissions at Cheltenham Ladies College, I am currently responsible for overseeing the academic assessment and admissions processes for girls aged between 11 and 18 years. I am involved in the teaching of Biology to all age groups and act as university entry mentor for girls considering medicine or other biologically-related degree courses.

  • James Postle

    James Postle

    Millfield School, Registrar
    James began his teacher career at Epsom College in 1995. In 2002 he was appointed Director of Admissions at Epsom, a role that was later expanded to include Marketing and lead the early development of Epsom College Malaysia. In 2008 he was appointed Head of Blundell 11-13 Junior School and a boarding housemaster. He moved to Millfield as Registrar in 2012. James has coached school rugby, hockey and cricket teams, been an Army Cadet Force officer and led a number of overseas expeditions.

  • Niall Hamilton

    Niall Hamilton

    Marlborough College, Senior Admissions Tutor
    Niall Hamilton began working at Marlborough College in 1985 after completing a PhD in the history of school architecture. He has worked in the History, Art History, Art and Design departments and he ran a boarding house for nine years. As the College Senior Admissions tutor, he has made links with schools throughout the world and each year admits pupils from 100 different institutions to Marlborough.