Boarding Options

Boarding is a hugely popular, enjoyable and enriching experience for children in Year 3 upwards. Children have the option of Full-time, Weekly or Flexible boarding to suit each family’s individual needs.

Full-time boarding

Boarders spend the entire term with us, visiting guardians or relatives during half-term and Exeats, although the school remains open for boarders on these weekends. At weekends, they have a busy and exciting programme of activities.

Overseas Pupils

Children from a range of countries including China, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Spain, Korea, Poland, Russia and other countries board full-time and may come for a term as a ‘taster’ experience before joining for a year or more.

Weekly boarding

Many of our parents take full advantage of our weekly provision particularly in preparation for boarding at senior school. Their child arrives on Monday morning, and returns home on Friday evening.


Flexible (flexi) boarding is in demand: children can board for just a few nights each week or for the odd night here and there. Our flexi boarding weeks for specific year groups are also very popular.

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For further details regarding potential boarding places email our Registrar Hannah Thomas at or click here for more information about our admissions process.


Join us at one of our Open Events or our Registrar can arrange a personalised showround of our school.

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