Secondary schools

Which schools raise the scions of the English aristocracy, Hollywood film stars or Russian oligarchs? Britain is the cradle of the boarding school. Some of these are very prestigious - and very expensive. A year at Eton, which educated several UK prime ministers (including the current one, David Cameron) and government ministers will set you back 32,000 GBP.

Parents often look for a school in their non-Anglophone country that provides education in English. The reason may be that they want to give their children international education. Or, they are diplomats or businessmen, and their child actually does not speak the local language. Alternatively, rather than shopping locally, they might opt for an internationally renowned boarding school.  

What are the key things to look at when choosing a secondary school?