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Senior School Boarding
Welcome from the Head of Boarding, Mr Michael Brewer
Boarding at St Edmund's is firmly based in the core principles of family living. We strive for an open, inclusive and purposeful atmosphere in which pupils are encouraged to fulfil their academic and personal potential; where needs are addressed and achievements are celebrated.
We are fortunate enough to have a broad mixture of backgrounds and cultures among the boarding community; we pride ourselves on drawing on the best of this rich variety and creating an environment that values individuals but offers an experience that is all the better for its sense of collaboration.
As a school, St Edmund's sets out high expectations of its pupils and carefully ensures that the structures are in place to allow pupils to meet these expectations. It is a model that works, and one which boarders will find resolutely in place after the school day ends.
At the end of an evening we wind down together with drinks and snacks; it gives us all a chance to discuss the day just gone and what lies ahead. On the first such meeting of the year a returning boarder will always say 'I have really missed this,' and that is a sentiment shared by many, one that suggests they have returned to a home away from home.
As well as full time boarding, we also offer a weekly option where boarders can choose to go home after lesson on Friday afternoon (from September), and return to school either on Sunday evening or first-thing Monday morning.
I, my wife Fliss and our daughter Hattie extend a warm welcome to all boarders and their parents and guardians. We look forward to meeting you in due course.