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SBSA Headmaster To Be New Chairman of BSA 2008-9

Wednesday 24th June 2009

In September, Melvyn Roffe, Principal of Wymondham College in Norfolk, becomes new Chairman of the Boarding Schools’ Association.

Melvyn has held senior positions in two independent boarding schools before becoming Head of Old Swinford Hospital School and then Principal at Wymondham in September 2007.

Melvyn is particularly keen in his year as Chairman... Read more »

SBSA AGM 2009

Wednesday 10th June 2009

The 2009 AGM of the SBSA will be held on Monday 15 June at St George’s VA School, Harpenden in Hertfordshire, by kind permission of Headmaster Norman Hoare OBE and the governors of the school.

The Meeting will be enlivened by addresses from Melvyn Roffe, Principal of Wymondham College in Norfolk and current Chairman of BSA on admissions and from Denise Eacher,... Read more »

New Chairman of SBSA

Tuesday 2nd June 2009

Malcolm Lloyd, Headmaster of Brymore School in Somerset, took over as Chairman of SBSA at the AGM in June.

Taking up post for two years, Malcolm thanked out-going Chairman, Paul Spencer Ellis (Royal Alexandra and Albert School, Surrey) for his outstanding contribution to SBSA and his energetic and enthusiastic leadership of the Association for the past two years.

Malcolm... Read more »

SBSA Head Chairs BSA

Wednesday 20th May 2009

2008 – 9 has seen the first Head of an SBSA school Chairing the BSA for the first time in a decade.

Melvyn Roffe, Principal of Wymondham College in Norfolk, the biggest state boarding school, has spent his year seeing something of boarding elsewhere, attending the annual conference of The American Boarding Schools association in Baltimore in December, and also... Read more »

SBSA Annual Conference – Welly Good Time was Had by All

Monday 2nd February 2009

The SBSA Annual Conference was held at Brymore School in Somerset in mid-January – perfect for wellington boots all round and delayed helicopters delivering Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal to give a brief address, tour the school and open the brand new boarding and classroom accommodation.

Brymore certainly had a buzz: government money put to excellent... Read more »

State Boarding School Boarding House Wins Awards

Monday 5th January 2009

The new sixth form boarding facilities at Wymondham College in Norfolk was finalists in the 2009 Creative East Awards for ‘Best Architecture project in the UK by Architects of the Eastern Region’ (March 2007 – December 2008).
Melvyn Roffe, Principal of Wymondham and current BSA Chairman, said, ‘Our new accommodation takes sixth form boarding... Read more »

State Boarding School Leads League Table 2008

Thursday 28th August 2008

TOP OF THE LEAGUE TABLES - EXAMINATION SUCCESS

Congratulations to the staff and pupils of all the state boarding schools who achieved such success recorded in last week’s A level results and IB results.

The Independent recorded Hockerill Anglo European College as the top comprehensive school in the country. With all its sixth form pupils... Read more »

£15 Million Government Support For Boarding

Wednesday 18th June 2008

The Government has made £15 million available over the next three years to support state boarding schools.

State boarding schools and schools of music and dance may make bids up until December 2008 for funding to support their efforts to meet regulatory requirements for boarding, to supply more boarding places for vulnerable children and to extend boarding... Read more »


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