Senior Boarding Ages 12 – 16

Senior boarders receive the same high level of individual care and attention as junior boarders whilst learning to become more independent as they advance through each year group.

Our most senior boarders are expected to act as role models and mentors to the youngest boarders. Each year a male and female pupil is nominated to the position of Head Boarder following a vote.  It is then their role to represent the other boarders and to raise important boarding community issues with the House Parents on a frequent basis.

Whilst study and time to relax is important, our Senior Boarders are taught a number of useful skills such as how to do their laundry and change their bedding. They also learn some basic cookery skills which will prove essential as they continue to advance through the education system and live independently at university.

We want our Senior Boarders to learn the important life skills and morals that they would learn at home from their parents and wider family.  We find that our boarders readily adapt and quickly get into the routine.

A typical day in Senior Boarding:

07:00 Boarders are woken up
07:40 – 08:00 Breakfast
08:00 – 08:30 Daily room inspection
08:30 Boarders’ registration
08:40 Boarders head to school
08:40 – 08:45 Registration with teacher
08:45 – 09:00 Assembly or Tutor Meetings
09:00 – 12:00 Lessons
12:00 – 13:00 Lunchtime
13:00 – 14:00 Lessons
14:00 – 14:10 Breaktime
14:10 – 16:00 Lessons
16:00 – 16:15 Registration with Houseparents
16:15 – 18:00 Students join after-school clubs
18:00 – 18:30 Evening mealtime
18:30 – 20:00 Supervised & independent prep
20:00 – 21:30 Free time
21:30 – 22:00 Staggered bedtime

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