Duke of Westminster & Being sent to Boarding School at Seven

The Duke of Westminster, on Desert Island Discs, said that he didn’t like being sent away at seven  to Sunningdale School,  in Berkshire, which was part of his family tradition..


My own father went to that prep school and  all he remembered about that it was being good at the high jump, but he also remembered being sent away at around seven years old too, and being deeply unhappy.    Though my own brother went to boarding school at about twelve, it was certainly better than at seven, but  in his case, it suited him.  Everyone in our own family thinks it is wrong to send children at seven to boarding school.

We should question this tradition, and it is great that the Duke of Westminster had brought this matter up.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s