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State Boarding Schools Association (SBSA) is the national association for
state boarding schools within the UK (England & Wales), formerly known
SBSA schools provide high quality boarding at the lowest possible cost.
You pay only the cost of boarding as the education at SBSA schools
This is only a fraction of the cost of boarding at an independent school.
Admission to State Boarding Schools in
the UK is limited to children who are
nationals of the UK and are eligible to hold
a full UK passport, or those who are
nationals of other European Union countries
or those who have the right of residence in
the UK. The holding of a BN(O) passport does
not make the child eligible for a State
Boarding School in the UK.
Most schools are 11-18 schools, though there is one 13-18 school, two
which offer Primary Boarding as well as Secondary Boarding and one
11-16 school with a nearby Sixth Form College.
Most schools are mixed, but there are a small number of girls' schools
or boys' schools.