The British Association of Independent Schools with International Students BAISIS strives to support those who provide education at different levels to international students in independent schools, colleges and study centres.
Members are drawn from independent schools, study centres and colleges. Originally founded in 1997 by Bedford, Rossall, Sherborne and Taunton Schools, membership has grown steadily and today the association is an influential organisation which occupies, and speaks for, an important niche sector in international education.
The Association exists to provide help in the form of training, development and mutual support to its members and for quality assurance purposes.
This is achieved through regular meetings, training from inside and outside the Association and through a bespoke annual conference. All member institutions provide a supportive pastoral framework and quality academic environment for international students.
The Association also represents the interests of schools and colleges with international students in the UK at the national level, through our membership of the All Party Parliamentary Group on International Education, the British Council International Advisory Group and our partnerships with COBIS and CASE Europe.