BSA News

BSA acquires guides to boarding

14th January 2022

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting member schools in all areas of boarding, we are delighted to announce that the BSA has acquired ‘The BSA Guide to Boarding’ and ‘Service Parents…

Nominations open for BSA Supporting Excellence Awards 2022

7th January 2022

The BSA is delighted to announce that nominations are now open for its annual Supporting Excellence Awards, which will once again be sponsored this year by Engage. First held in…

BSA Blog: The Excellence Test

5th January 2022

By Robin Fletcher, CEO, BSA and BSA Group Most of my family don’t set New Year’s resolutions. I do though and mine is around getting leaner and fitter (how original)….

UK still preferred destination of choice for boarding schools for Chinese parents

11th October 2021

The UK is still the top destination for Chinese parents choosing a boarding education for their children, according to a new report commissioned by the Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA). The…

UK travel update: red list and vaccinations

7th October 2021

This evening (07.10.21), the UK Government announced changes to the Red List and to those countries whose vaccines will be accepted, click here to read the full statement. Please note these changes…

International Boarding Day – October 9, 2021

1st October 2021

Saturday, October 9, sees us celebrating this year’s International Boarding Day, sponsored by our sister organisation, the Health in Education Association (Hieda). This year’s theme is health and wellbeing, and…

England: Schools COVID-19 operational guidance including official Amber wording – 17.08.21

17th August 2021

The Schools COVID-19 operational guidance for England has just been released and now includes the official amber list wording for boarding pupils. Read the full guidance here Sections with specific references to boarders…

BSA update: Amber list rules for entering England – update, 2/8/21

2nd August 2021

Following extensive lobbying and contact with government departments during July, particularly during the past week, BSA is pleased to receive the following confirmation from Department for Education (DfE) today regarding…

BSA update: Amber list rules for entering England – update

27th July 2021

Member schools are continuing to ask if BSA has clarity on quarantine arrangements for boarders returning from Amber List countries. We have also been made aware that two schools have…

BSA update: DfE communication regarding visitor visas and sponsors

15th July 2021

Further to an email members in England received on June 30 from the DfE regarding visitor and visa sponsors, we have been advised the DfE will be issuing the update below…