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Boarding Life

Our students come from all over the world, bringing together an exciting mix of nationalities, faiths and cultures. 

Boarding plays a key role in our students’ exciting educational journey, helping them to cement lifelong friendships, build confidence and develop independence and self-resilience.  A range of activities, sporting programmes, trips, excursions and cultural events help our students to integrate and broaden their horizons.

Some key features:

  • A friendly, safe and spacious campus, with lots of green, open space and clean country air
  • Separate boarding houses for boys and girls
  • Key card access for added security and peace of mind
  • Bedrooms are largely singles or twins with some triple rooms
  • Spacious, attractive and well-furnished bedrooms, with a number being en suite
  • 24 hour medical care with our on-site Health Centre, with a team of doctors, nurses, sports physiotherapists and counsellors
  • Every boarder has their own work station and electronic safe in which to keep their valuables
  • Excellent telephone and wifi access throughout the boarding houses and the campus as a whole
  • Laundry collected three times a week
  • Provision for all dietary needs and requirements, with home-cooked food by our in-house catering department
  • A large boarding house of dedicated, experienced and qualified members of staff team, including House Master, House Mistress, Assistant House Master, Assistant House Mistress, Matron and Graduate Resident Assistants
  • No exeat weekends which means that during term time, students are able to stay in the boarding houses at all times, taking away the inconvenience of exeat weekends
  • Access to outstanding facilities on the 55-acre campus, including the Carrington Library, music school, theatre, two indoor swimming pools, tennis courts, fitness suite, sports halls and much, much more
  • Every weekend, an exciting variety of trips and activities are available, whether visiting nearby cities such as Bath, Exeter and Bristol or trying your hand at paint-balling, water zorbing or mountain biking – there is something for everyone