Dear Members,

Cyber-attack alert

A number of boarding schools have been targeted by cyber criminals and are holding IT systems to ransom in return for money – in some cases paralysing school systems. Members should be aware the sector is being targeted and are urged to review all cyber security settings immediately. If you would like further details on this issue please contact BSA COO, Aileen Kane, for further information.

Visas and immigration

The Government announced on September, 10 2020 that the UK’s new Student and Child Student routes, which are part of the UK’s new points-based immigration system, will open for applications on October 5. These routes will replace and improve upon the existing Tier 4 (General) and Tier 4 (Child) student routes.

On September 30, the Home Office rolled out a campaign to help employers prepare for the introduction of the UK’s new points-based immigration system. In response, we’ve set up a dedicated Visas and Immigration section on our website which members can refer to for guidance. 

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