Boarding

The boarding community is overseen by the Headmaster and his wife who live in the school grounds, assisted by a Head of Boarding and his wife.

The children sleep on 'landings' according to age and gender. These landings are looked after by Houseparents and matrons with ‘gap’ students helping out in the evenings. All of our houseparents and matrons are residential and are on call day and night. We also have a resident nurse who is always on hand.

The children have staggered bedtimes according to age. Evening activities often include swimming, board and/or card games, quizzes, arts and craft and cooking, with a film night on a Saturday. The younger children have a story read to them most evenings.

The weekends are extremely busy, but are also great fun. The children are free after sports commitments to take advantage of the Art, DT and IT Rooms or to play with their friends and staff arrange various activities in the evening.

As well as the two exeat weekends and half term holidays, boarders may go out for ‘floating’ exeats two or three times a term. On these occasions they are free to leave school at 4 pm (or after matches) on Saturday and return on Sunday evening. A good percentage of our boarders choose to remain in school to enjoy a delicious Sunday lunch and the many activities and outings we offer.