Flexi boarding is available, for most of the academic year, for both girls and boys from Year 4 who would like to stay at the school on a regular or one-off basis. It is great fun to do and a very useful addition to family life for busy parents.
Our flexi boarding school is available from Monday to Thursday but not in the last week a term. If you would like to book flexi boarding then please contact the school office, giving at least 48 hours notices, and it is subject to space in the boarding house.
When you arrive at school in the morning please take your bag to the main school office. Please ensure that the bag is clearly labelled as well as all of your belongings within.
If it is your first time flexi boarding you will be given a ‘buddy’ boarder (they will probably be in your class too) who will take care of you and help you be at the right place at the right time during your stay.
Boarding routine explained:
When you arrive at school in the morning please take your bag to the main school office. Please ensure that the bag is clearly labelled.
If it is your first time casual boarding or you are on a taster session you will be given a ‘buddy’ boarder (they will probably be in your class too) who will take care of you and help you be at the right place at the right time during your stay.
When the academic school day has finished:
|3.30pm||School day finishes for Pre-Prep boarders (year 3). Go to After School Club|
|4.00pm||Lessons finish for Prep boarders|
|4.30pm||Prep boarders go to prep club|
|5.30pm||Prep club and After School Club ends. All children to the dining room for ‘Big Tea’ (main evening meal)|
|6.10pm||Big Tea ends. All children go to dorms to change into play clothes. Children to ICT suite for quiet time and e-mailing and Music Room for practice (only if you are learning an instrument at the school). This is also a good time for your parents to ring you or to catch up on prep|
|6.30 – 7.30pm||Evening activities|
|7.30 – 7.45pm||Snack. Children go to dining room for evening snack|
|7.45 – 8.50pm||8.00pm Lights Out: Years 3, 4, and 5|
8.20pm Lights Out: Years 6 and 7
9pm Lights Out: Year 8 and 9
9.30pm Lights Out: Year 10 and 11
In the morning when you get up:
|7.10am||Wake up and fold back your bed|
|7.15am||Showers, dressing, bed making, uniform check|
|7.40am||Breakfast in Dining room – Before you go to breakfast you must make sure you have all your belongings with you. If you are staying for one night only, you must take your overnight bag to your locker ready for you to take home after school or leave it in your dorm.|
|8.30am||Registration – School Day Begins|
For one night only
For two nights or more please pack the above plus extras of the following:
IMPORTANT! Name tags on everything, please!
We do endeavour to make your child’s stay as comfortable and as happy as possible. If you have any concerns or questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Boarding Team and they will be happy to answer any queries you may have about any aspect of boarding. You may also like to read the Boarding Parent’s Handbook – a copy of which is available in this section.
Boarding House Direct: 01329 281063
(best between 18.10 and 18.40)
Houseparents: Mrs. Plumpton: 01329 820378
Boarding House Mobile phone (evenings): 07767 162986
Main School Office (day school hours only): 01329 280955