THERE are just over two weeks to go until the second annual Daily Echo Independent Schools Show.

Anyone considering private education will find all they need to know when 12 of the top independent schools in the area meet under one roof for the event.

Upton House is the venue and entry is free during the opening hours of 10.30am and 3pm on Sunday October 7.

The event is being sponsored by Smith Hobbs Wealth Management and Managing Director Matthew Smith said: "We appreciate the value of a good education and, therefore, are extremely proud to be supporting Daily Echo's Independent Schools Show with an exclusive sponsorship.

"On the day of the show we will be sharing our expertise in order to help parents consider attractive ways in which to plan for school fees in a tax efficient manner including making use of gifting strategies and considering the options available for investing and intergenerational planning.”

Schools taking part so far are Clayesmore Preparatory, Clayesmore Senior, Durlston Court, Ryde School, Talbot Heath, Moyles Court, Talbot House, Buckholme Towers, Forres Sandle Manor, Ballard School, Walhampton School and Bournemouth Collegiate School.

Visitors will have the chance to win £100 of school outfitter vouchers plus the first 150 people who have pre-registered at will receive a goody bag worth £20 on the day.