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Boarding Principles and Practice

Boarding Principles and Practice

The principles on which boarding is based are that it is an intrinsic part of the life of Taunton Prep School. We aim to make boarding a rich and rewarding experience. Children who board have the experience of not only being cared for, but also caring for others. This develops a social awareness that comes from living, working, playing and having fun with others in the House. The “Thone experience” enables boarders to form close friendships, and develop independence, self-discipline and responsibility for themselves and others in a friendly, family-based environment.

We aim to:

  • Ensure our boarders are happy; that they feel safe and that they are given every opportunity to develop as a whole person.
  • Provide our boarders with lots of new experiences to help them grow and develop into confident, independent and positive people who want to be involved in as much as possible in all aspects of school life.
  • Ensure that all our boarders flourish as part of a mixed community and that they will make a positive contribution to society.
  • Produce an open and trusting ethos in which each boarder feels able to approach any other member of the community (staff or pupil) confident in the knowledge that he/she will be treated and respected as an individual.