Our huge experience in boarding provision means we’re experts in discreetly monitoring wellbeing, and getting the balance right between activity and down time, so boarding life runs smoothly.
Working as one team under our Head of Boarding, Dale Woolmer, houseparents make sure children feel happy and cared for, ably helped by gap year students. Housemothers take care of laundry, lost property and day-to-day issues before handing over to houseparents in the evening. All our boarding staff are carefully chosen for their ability to engage with the children, at their various ages.
A typical weekend starts with our Saturday morning enrichment programme – PR Plus. Activities include a Mini Duke of Edinburgh scheme, cycling proficiency and bike mechanics, lifeguard qualifications, philosophy café and much more.
The morning ends with a whole school assembly with parents joining us in the dining room for a big lunch together. In the afternoon there are often sports fixtures followed by our renowned match tea.
On Sundays we make sure there’s always plenty to do (from swimming and tennis to visiting local attractions) but we recognise that some children will just want to relax with a book or listen to music. And, of course, for animal lovers there’s always pets' corner full of furry little friends as well as plenty of affectionate dogs to cuddle.
"Boarders have excellent standards of personal development. They are confident, articulate and courteous and the core values of the school are central to their behaviour. The relationships between boarders and the staff are a key strength of the school. Houseparents and other boarding staff take a genuine interest in the well-being of the boarders."
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