Boarding

Boarding Aims

  • To promote a pastoral environment in which all students can live, grow and be happy.
  • To develop a sense of community and belonging within our 100% co-educational boarding school.
  • To develop and foster supportive relationships between students, parents, staff and other stakeholders.
  • To understand and provide for the particular and evolving educational and boarding needs of the military community.
  • To promote a respect for the rights of others and their property.
  • To promote good manners and develop social skills.
  • To promote the “student voice” in the discussion of boarding matters.
  • To promote and develop the unique military ethos of the School.
  • To provide a boarding environment which develops respect for others and where bullying or other forms of harassment are not tolerated.
  • To provide students with a range of activities and experiences which will develop their character, resilience and leadership skills, allowing students to make a positive contribution to our School community and beyond.
  • To provide the highest quality boarding accommodation, pastoral care and medical care that complies with the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools and exceed them wherever possible.

Full and weekly boarding

We pride ourselves on offering outstanding pastoral care, ensuring that students feel relaxed and happy in their boarding houses.  We understand that our students need to feel secure and safe in a supportive community.  Our staff work hard to create an environment that is home from home, and there is always someone available for a chat or to offer advice and support.  Each house has its own individual personality, and a friendly welcoming atmosphere.

To offer increased flexibility to our students, they can choose to go home after Saturday morning lessons and any sporting commitments.  They will need to return to school on Sunday evening or by 8am on Monday morning before assembly.

Many of our students will stay at School on the weekend and there will still be plenty of activities taking place.  There are eight fixed weekends across the year (such as Beret Parade in October and Remembrance Weekend in November) where we ask all students to remain in School.