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29 Jan
Boarding on a budget
29 Jan 2019 - 29 Jan 2019

Boarding on a budget

January 29, 2019


Why should you attend?

The BSA has extensive experience of visiting boarding facilities across the UK and overseas. It has visited hundreds of boarding schools and been in countless boarding houses, providing a unique insight and knowledge of small ideas that can make a big impact. Why not come and discuss how you can enhance your provision for the boarders under your care?

This seminar is aimed at boarding practitioners working at the front line in the boarding house. It will consider simple and cost-effective ways to enhance the experience for boarders and make the most of the boarding environment. Often fresh thoughts and new ideas are all it takes to transform a boarding house.

Programme outline:

  • The UK boarding picture
  • Boarding House DNA
  • Boarding House SWOT analysis
  • Boarding improvement on a budget
  • Creating your boarding action plan.



Robin Fletcher, MBA MPhil (BSA Chief Executive)

Robin was a boarder at Rugby School and is passionate about good quality, modern boarding. He has been BSA Chief Executive since 2014 and has since visited over 150 member schools and over 450 boarding houses in five countries. Robin has helped to introduce initiatives such as the Commitment to Care Charter, the Accredited Boarding Practitioner Scheme, the BSA I Love Boarding campaign, the Boarding Orchard, the Stephen Winkley Boarding Award and National Boarding Week. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Cardiff Metropolitan University, a former journalism examiner and former adult education tutor. Robin is Vice President and editor of Rugby School’s alumni society, and in 2016 co-authored and edited Rugby’s 450th commemorative history book, Elizabeth to Elizabeth.


Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260

Venue: Millfield School, Street, Somerset, BA16 0YD


Millfield School, Millfield School , Somerset , Somerset, BA16 0YD, United Kingdom