About Us

Welcome to the Boarding Schools of Southern Africa

The Boarding Schools of Southern Africa is a group of schools and people who are interested in developing a forum for excellence in boarding within schools. The aim of the group is to be representative, advisory and to provide staff training, while promoting boarding education in both independent and state boarding schools. As the concept is still in its infancy, there is still much more to come. We hope that you find our website interesting, informative and easy to use. If you do experience any problems, please let us know and we will endeavour to fix it as soon as possible. This is a working site and we really appreciate your input for improvements.
Teachers and boarding staff
BSSA will ultimately offer opportunities for training and professional development.
We hope to offer:
  • Day seminars and workshops on topics of particular interest to boarding/pastoral staff – e.g. Administrative and Support Staff, Essentials of Boarding, Leading the Boarding Team, to name a few
  • Residential conferences: for Heads, for Deputies, for boarding housestaff, for senior leaders in boarding prep schools and for marketing and admissions staff; and for all staff in the State Boarding Schools
We are delighted to welcome current and/or prospective parents to our website. We hope you will find it a useful place to do some research about possible schools for your child. Member schools are listed here and then you can access the schools’ own websites, which will really give you the insight of what each school has to offer.
However, BSSA does not offer an advisory service for parents. These are all our member schools, and we believe they are all great.
Allan Laing
National Director