The BSA responds to requests for advice from anyone interested in Boarding Education. Because there are specialist advisors for independent boarding education specifically ISCias and the DfE, for state boarding education, requests for advice on choosing a specific school are, usually, channelled through these advisors.
As of April 2007, inspection of boarding in both independent and state schools, has been conducted by Ofsted. Inspectors still relate to the National Minimum Standards for Boarding, but inspection reports now fall under the five outcomes of Every Child Matters.
The five outcomes are:
- Be healthy
- Stay safe
- Enjoy and achieve
- Make a positive contribution
- Achieve economic wellbeing
Boarding inspections are conducted at least every three years.
More information can be found at the Ofsted website: www.ofsted.gov.uk
Go to the School Search area to search for a school for your child
For advice on Independent Boarding Education - ISCias:
Telephone: 0845 724 6657
Alternatively contact the BSA office
For advice on boarding education in general, both independent & state:
Telephone: 020 7798 1580
Fax: 020 7798 1581