>Parents are a child’s most natural support and best role models to learn from. If they are separated from them for long periods of time this may damage their relationship and leave the child feeling anxious or alone. Schools are unlikely to be able to replicate the detailed knowledge of each individual child that a parent has and therefore cannot be as effective in supporting the child. > Spending all your time in school restricts the circle of people you come into contact with. Extra-curricular activities organised by the school will largely be with peers rather than the whole range of the community as might be the case with local choirs, amateur dramatic groups, sports clubs, etc. This loss of diversity may also be seen as detrimental to a holistic conception of education (for example a library may provide books on wartime evacuation but might not be as good a resource as the pensioner down your street who was themselves evacuated). >While a boarding school may ameliorate some family problems it is unlikely to solve them. Confronting issues head on with help from local social services could allow families to stay together rather than risking the other problems listed above. It is not unreasonable to expect parents to consider the education of their children when selecting their careers and to do so in a way that would not force them to board. Most difficulties of working parents could be equally well addressed by after school clubs or better childcare provision