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BSA Group comprises BAISIS (British Association of Independent Schools with International Students), BSA (Boarding Schools’ Association), HIEDA (Health in Education Association), SACPA (Safeguarding and Child Protection Association) and BSAB Ltd (owner of schoolplaces.org). BSA Group Legal Services Ltd is a subsidiary of BSA Group. BSA Group’s mission is to support excellence in boarding, safeguarding, inclusion and health education. BSA Group delivers services for more than 1,000 organisations and individuals in 39 countries worldwide.

The BSA Guide to Boarding is published twice a year, in March and September.

We hope you will find the Guide helpful and informative. This is a good place to start if you are embarking on the search for a boarding school for your child. The Guide covers all aspects of boarding education, including funding, selecting a school, academic success, extra-curricular opportunities, schools that specialise in art, music or dance, schools for children with special educational needs and disabilities, and sixth-form choices. You will find information about the range of boarding options – full, weekly, flexible – and the variety of schools – boys only, girls only and co-educational. Each child and each family will be looking for something different in a boarding school and we have aimed to include information on the whole gamut of provision. UK boarding schools lead the world in the quality of education and pastoral care they provide. We hope this Guide provides an excellent start to your search for the right school for your child.

The Boarding Schools’ Association represents over 620 boarding schools in the UK and overseas.

Editor – Sheila White

Sheila White has worked in educational publishing for more than 30 years. She is an editor, writer and project manager. She has written and produced information and educational material for schools, industry and national organisations. Sheila is a member of the Society of Authors and the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

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