Boarding life

Dr Jones (Director of Boarding) and Mrs Jones (Head of Girls’ Boarding) oversee all aspects of boarding life. They support other houseparents and the school matrons who also have an extremely important pastoral role within the boarding community, looking after the practical needs of all pupils. The wellbeing and happiness of boarders is fundamental and at the forefront of all that we do.

Boys and girls live in separate areas of the school, and each have resident staff members overseeing their boarding environment. A range of room sizes is available, from a large dormitory subdivided into cubicles, which proves popular with the younger boys, to rooms of four and two beds with en-suite facilities. Sixth Form boarders live in either double or single rooms.

School House occupies a wing of the old school building and has recently been refurbished to a high standard, offering comfortable and characterful accommodation for boys and girls aged 11 to 14. At this age, it is good for children to socialise and they enjoy communal living, so they sleep in dormitories and share a common room, TV room and games room. Beyond the boarding house, the academic and recreational facilities of the school are close at hand.