A couple of weeks ago I read an article in a newspaper magazine about boarding schools, and now I've stumbled across an article on the same subject on the BBC website. Maybe it's just a coincidence, but it seems a good excuse to look at what information is available on this subject.
The Boarding Schools' Association website is a good starting point for information on boarding in the UK, as it features a selection of research, reports and contacts. The State Boarding Schools' Association is also worth a visit.
Boarding Schools are expected to adhere to a set of National Minimum Standards, and these are available in full online. Or for a look at how the pupils feel about their experiences, try looking at this document - Boarding School Placement: A Children's Views Report - from last year.