Our Boarding Facilities
Our boarding house, known as Boddington House, is named after Mr Richard Boddington, who was one of the first Housemasters at the school.
It is a co-educational boarding space, which means that boys and girls board in separate wings of the house, each wing with its own bathrooms and facilities, but with a communal recreation space and kitchen on the second floor. In September 2020, the house was refurbished to a high standard, with new, comfortable mattresses; redecoration throughout; modern, newly-fitted bathrooms; new bedroom furniture; a newly-fitted kitchen area; wifi installation and streaming capabilities in the common rooms.
Communication with friends and family outside of school has never been easier, with parents regularly sending letters and packages, school email addresses provided for all pupils, several telephone lines in the boarding house (incoming only), a Homelink phone for outgoing calls and the option of bringing in your own mobile phone and iPad for Facetime or WeChat. Personal devices are held under lock and key when not in use, so boarders spend most of their week away from the temptation of phones and apps, only being given the opportunity to use these at weekends.
For any further information or answers to questions you might have, please don’t hesitate to contact us
Our Head of House
The house is run by our Head of Boarding, Mrs Spencer, who lives on site with her husband (the Deputy Head) and their two young children.
Mrs Spencer is supported by a team of house tutors and boarding matrons. The matron sleeps in the boarding house overnight, providing 24 hour supervision and care. The Headmaster’s house is attached to one side of the boarding house, and a resident house tutor lives on the top floor. This set-up ensures that there is a high level of adult supervision and support at all times.