Dear Members,

Welcome to this week’s edition of the BSA member newsletter. Earlier this week, we published the results of a survey we conducted in partnership with British Council China and Connexcel back in June of current and prospective Chinese parents. The survey gives valuable feedback to schools seeking to meet the needs of international boarders and maintain confidence among Chinese parents.

The most notable finding was that 99 per cent of parents surveyed regard the UK as the best place to study from a list of worldwide destinations. Prior to publication of the survey, we’d received anecdotal evidence that interest in the UK boarding market continues to be strong, despite ongoing restrictions around international travel and other COVID-19-related concerns, and the evidence here shows that is definitely still the case.

A summary of the results can be found here, while you can also download a full copy of the survey from our website. And for any of you who weren’t able to attend our Visa and Immigration conference on Tuesday (12/10), our International Director Caroline Nixon, was joined by Fraser Deas, Head of Education Services, British Council China, and John Zhang, Managing Director, Connexcel, to look at the survey results in more detail. Recordings from that event are available to purchase by contacting the BSA team at

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