Bunking myth of boarders
It is fiction that the children found boarding "difficult or bewildering" and as Alison Potter, a boarder at New Hall school, said, "a little disappointing that boarding is so often looked on as only for those who have been abandoned".
One boy did remark that he had been "sent away" by his parents. You did not, however, report his final comment: "I am forever in their debt".
The Boarding Schools' Association Grosvenor Gardens House, London SW1W