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Day and Boarding options

College offers both Day and Boarding options for boys and girls from the ages of 13-18.

Our House structure, school life and routines have been developed so that all of our pupils can play a full part in life at College. We have 11 Houses at College, including two dedicated Day Houses. In all other Houses, a maximum of 25% of any Year group in a House may be Day Boarders, so that we retain our rich and vibrant full boarding ethos in the evenings and at weekends. All of the college Houses are located around the perimeter of the campus.

Discover more about the different Day and boarding options below or click here to learn more about the different Houses.

 

You can choose from three different options for your child.

  1. As a Full Boarder
  2. As a Day Boarder
  3. As a Day Pupil

Your child will live in their Boarding House during term time and return home to you during the holidays and agreed weekends. The full boarding principle is that your child will spend more time boarding in College than at home during term time.

Your child will be part of a Boarding House, have their own bed and use its facilities during their days here. They are expected to stay a minimum of two nights per week but are encouraged to stay more. The fee covers 35 nights each term, and there is a charge for every night in addition to this. A maximum of 25% of any Year group in a House may be Day Boarders, so that we retain our rich and vibrant full boarding ethos in the evenings and at weekends.

“Flexi-boarding places (minimum two nights but most stay all week) like gold-dust – ‘We all want them!’ admitted local parent.” – Good Schools Guide, 2023

Your son or daughter will be part of a House and use its facilities during their days here. Day pupils are just as much a part of House life as Boarders and have the option to take part in the same activities with the exception of the overnight stay. If required, they may also stay on the odd occasion, on specific nights agreed with the Housemaster or Housemistress which would need to be booked in advance and is dependent on whether there is space available.

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Read more about each of our 11 Day and Boarding Houses

Houses