What is boarding? More than a factual description of where pupils live, it is an expression of values, of community, of our potential to enhance the lives of every member of our community through close-knit relationships that are proved and strengthened in the shared experiences of 24/7 care.
We offer full, weekly, flexible and occasional boarding to help support pupils that benefit from a boarding education. As well as our British boarders, almost all of our international pupils are full boarders. For those living closer to the School, we know boarding helps busy families’ work-life balance but the greatest demand for boarding is from our pupils who love being able to fit more into their active schedules, while spending extra time with their friends and peers.
Full boarders stay at the School seven days a week, except for exeat weekends. There are two exeat weekends in most terms, which start at 4pm on Friday afternoons with pupils returning Sunday evening.
Weekly boarders typically go home on a Friday evening and return to school on Sunday evening. Weekly boarding is a perfect solution for many, allowing pupils to take part in a wide range of co-curricular activities, do most of their homework at School during the week and then have the weekend with their families.
We offer flexi-boarding when families arrange a regular pattern of week-night boarding, and occasional boarding which, as its name suggests, caters for less regular boarding nights.
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