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9 Feb
BSA virtual day seminar: State of the boarding nation
09 Feb 2021 - 09 Feb 2021




BSA virtual day seminar

Title: State of the boarding nation


Date: February 09, 2021
Time: 10:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 15:30
Speaker: Robin Fletcher, Chief Executive, BSA and BSA Group
Audience: SMT/SLT, Head of Boarding, Deputy Head Pastoral, Boarding Governor


This course will help schools better understand the UK boarding market, and help schools better plan their own futures. Delegates will look at boarding in the UK in its wider context, which will enable schools to apply this understanding when developing strategies and plans for the future. For staff who want to gain an in depth understanding of the boarding market, including schools, customers, spread, fees and school types, this course is a must.



  • UK boarding market today – covering number, type and distribution of UK schools
  • Changes over the past 30 years – number of pupils, type of pupils, distribution, sectoral changes relative to wider changes in the UK
  • Trends and challenges – key things happening in the market today affecting school performance
  • Building for the future ­– a systematic approach to helping schools shape their boarding development plan.


Speakers: Robin Fletcher, Chief Executive, BSA & BSA Group
Robin Fletcher,
 MBA, MPhil is CEO of BSA Group, comprising the BSA (Boarding Schools’ Association), SACPA (Safeguarding and Child Protection Association) and BAISIS (British Association of Independent Schools with International Students). Robin was a journalist, editor and communications director before joining BSA in 2014.

As BSA CEO, Robin is a member of the Department for Education’s Systems Partnership Oversight Board. Outside BSA, he is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Honorary Fellow of Cardiff Metropolitan University, a Governor of Rugby School, President of the Rugbeian Society and a non-executive director of the national trade body Make UK. He lives in Bath in southwest England and has two daughters, two stepdaughters, and two stepsons.


Virtual day seminar