Boarding to dovetail with parents lifestyles
The College has a very strong tradition for boarding and is proud of its ability to provide an excellent environment and plenty of time for pupils to build enduring friendships, take part in a wide range of activities and benefit from the experienced and committed staff who engage with children far beyond the classroom to provide an all-round richness of education.
Whilst the full-boarding model offered by the College is greatly valued, the importance of family time cannot be underestimated in the growth and development of every pupil. The College operates a flexible approach to boarding that dovetails with parents lifestyles.
From September 2019, the College has introduced a new shape to Saturdays. Core curriculum lessons no longer take place on Saturday mornings. A programme of enrichment, study support and co-curricular opportunities gives pupils rich, structured time to pursue their interests and get extra help with their academic work. Most pupils are taking advantage of this optional Saturday morning programme. It starts a little later making Saturdays a little different and a more relaxing way to end the working week. The full programme of Saturday sports fixtures is retained.
For more information about the new shape of the week, download our weekend booklet. To find out more, please do come to our next open morning or contact Admissions.
In addition to these flexible weekends, there are also some formal exeats where boarders return home on a Friday evening the whole weekend and are not expected to return to the College until Sunday. See our boarding booklet 2019-20