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about SBSA

Parents choose State Boarding Schools because of their good academic reputation and because they provide the opportunities and the stability which they seek for their child. At SBSA schools you will find a friendly atmosphere, plenty of home comforts and a wide programme of activities - horse riding, choral singing, Cadet Corps, sport and drama...and much, much more.

SBSA schools provide high quality boarding at the lowest possible cost to parents. UK and other European Union nationals and others with the right of residence in the UK pay only for the cost of boarding, while the education is free. This means that our charges are only a fraction of the cost of an equivalent boarding place in the independent sector.

Sixth form boarding is proving particularly attractive. Boarding at this age is an excellent preparation for university or employment away from home. Boarders gain confidence, independence and the ability to co-operate with others, all key qualities in working and student life.

All SBSA schools have a mix of boarding and day pupils. Boarders have the best of both worlds - a ready-made circle of friends in their boarding house and the chance to mix with local children. Many schools offer flexible arrangements for boarding.

SBSA schools and colleges have much to offer parents seeking the best for their child. Why not arrange a visit and see for yourself ? A warm welcome awaits you.

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