I know it exists in some prep schools - since 13 is right on the boundary between prep school and senior school, traditionally, your first decision would be whether to approach prep schools or senior schools. I guess if you approach prep schools you should be prepared for them to want your DD to talk French with their CE and scholarship candidates some of the time! But in some ways senior school might be easier, just because y9 is not quite so frantic as y8.
I mean in term time. Her slightly older cousins are at boarding school so I could start with that I suppose.
Basically 2 classes from her school (France) are doing a trip to England which involves going to a language school and not a cultural trip. Which got me thinking that in terms of language learning this would be pointlessly expensive exercise. But a week in a boarding school would be culturally interesting and might serve a purpose language wise and probably end up costing a similar amount.
I just wondered if anyone was aware of their kids school doing something similar. Here I think it would be possible (I did it 35 years ago) staying with a family and then going to school with their kids. There is very little boarding in France.
There are definitely boarding schools that take foreign pupils for a term, not sure about a week.
Basically most UK boarding schools other than the very big name sought-after ones aren't oversubscribed with boarders, simply because there's a very limited pool of people who can stretch to the huge sums of money involved.
I'd have thought if you identify the area you're looking at and contact a few schools to ask if they'd consider it, you'd find one that would offer you something. Germany has a whole industry devoted to placing secondary pupils in UK boarding schools, if you go to google.de and put in 'internat england' you'll find them. The schools that they deal with are clearly the ones that need international boarders, so by definition they aren't full to the gunnels already.
Do you have any idea whether there are French boarding schools that might be open to a similar idea?
I did the other way; spent a week in a French boarding school. It was part of a mutual exchange tho, I don't know that many schools would just take a single exchange student 🤔 Could you speak to his school & see if they have any links with UK schools?
@Agony Our kids are at an excellent private school in Caen (probably the best in north west france). We can easily add one more to our troop. DD1 is 13, DDs2&3 are nearly 12 and DS is 9. If you are interested I can speak to the school. What languages does your DD speak?
Very easy to send your child for 1 term, but schools will be less interested in one week. We have had foreign children to stay and go to school for between 1 week and 2 months. DC has done the same in France and Germany. May not be possible after Brexit.