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Boarding

"Excellent arrangements for boarding enable many pupils to enjoy the boarding experience, which contributes strongly to their learning and their personal development"

- ISI Inspection Report 2015

Boarding is an integral part of life at Ashfold.

Children who take part in our programme of evening activities may also choose to board up to three nights a week from Form III (Year 5) and up to four nights a week from Form IV (Year 6). Many children start by boarding once a week and increase the number of nights as they gain confidence.

Boarding Wing 1Our newly refurbished boarding accommodation is spread across the first floor of the Mansion and provides a comfortable and homely environment where children can relax with their friends in the evening. There are separate dormitories for boys and girls and children are encouraged to make their area of their dorm their own by bringing in a favourite duvet cover or a cuddly toy from home. There is a games room with a pool table, table football and a television with Wii and Xbox One, as well as a sitting room with space to play games and watch television.

Drinks and snacks are available in the Boarding Wing at all times and there is tuck on Wednesdays.

Our Housemistress, Liza James runs the Boarding Wing with a dedicated team of staff who are always on hand to support and supervise the boarders. Children may phone home during the evening and Liza remains in close contact with parents.

Boarding Familiarisation Evenings

We hold Boarding Familiarisation Evenings during the Summer Term for children in Form II (Year 4). These evenings give children the opportunity to take part in an evening activity and to sample boarding life so that they can make an informed decision about taking up these opportunities in Form III (Year 5).

"New boarders feel immediately welcome"

- ISI Inspection Report 2015

Parents are also invited to attend a presentation about our programme of evening activities and boarding and to go on a tour of the Boarding Wing.

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