Compared to a day school, a boarding school provides education for students living within the school premises. As boarding schools have been in existence for centuries, they extend across the world and their function and ethos differ greatly. For majority, board schools represent the most elite educational option, while in other contexts, they are seen as a place where parents or the wider society segregate children whose behavior and morals are a problem. The United Kingdom has a rich variety of board schools; many that are independent private schools and a few state schools. The boarding schools in the UK have a long-standing history of excellence in all aspects of the student life at school include academically, creatively, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. The schools also comprise of a strong and supportive community dedicated to help students develop independence of mind and enabling them to mature into successful members of the society.
Types of boarding schools in the UK
While most boarding schools are residential, no0t all of them are classic. Some are therapeutic schools that are tuition-based and combine therapy and education for students with various disabilities such as emotional or behavioral. The other types of boarding schools include travelling, outdoor, residential education programs, and semester schools. Others include specialist schools and the public boarding schools, which are operated by the public school districts.
Applicable rules and regulations
Additionally, in the UK, majority of the boarding schools are independent schools that do not adhere to the national curriculum or other education policies that regulate state schools. However, they are expected to follow the general law and some regulations targeting health and safety of the students. The department for children, schools, and families in collaboration with the health department prescribed the National Boarding standards to govern the independent boarding schools in the UK.