Dear Colleagues,

We’ve been working closely with our colleagues at ISC and other associations to seek clarity from the DfE following its announcement yesterday regarding school arrangements for January in England.

We’re grateful to the ISC for producing the update below which we’d like to share with you for information. The guidance and much of the comment in the ISC communication also applies to members of the State Boarding Forum (SBF). All BSA member schools should take particular note of the following paragraph in the guidance which allows international boarders to return to school, but to be educated online within the boarding house. These restrictions are removed from Monday 11 January, so schools with start dates on or after that date will not be affected, but will need to make appropriate testing arrangements when school reopens:

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