A boarding school is a residential school where pupils live and study during the school year. There are approximately 500 boarding schools across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
When students board in UK Boarding school they join a friendly, family community in which they can live, work and play, secure in the knowledge that they are valued and well cared for. Boarding provides students with the space to focus on their work, whilst also giving them the chance to get involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities that might not be practical whilst living at home.
The Boarding Houses
UK boarding schools offer pupils an outstanding education, helping them to develop their skills and progress to university. All UK boarding schools have to meet strict government standards on the quality of their teaching, facilities and student care.
Many UK boarding schools combine beautiful, centuries-old buildings with a mix of modern classrooms and traditional architecture. The excellent facilities help make living and learning a great experience and pupils will will improve their English skills while they study.
The best campus facilities
The facilities in each of the boarding houses are broadly similar. When a student joins, they will share a room with two or three others, giving them a chance to make friends in the house. Lower Sixth students share with one or two students; Upper Sixth students have their own study or bedroom, or share with another student. Some students like to study in their rooms, whereas others use the library. On the whole, though, the houses are homes, places to relax and socialise and share experiences.
Each house has a comfortable common room with TV, DVD and games console, WiFi and a small students’ kitchen. A Housemaster/Housemistress is responsible for looking after the students’ welfare and ensuring that life in the house is a good humoured experience that students will look back on with fondness.