Flexi Boarding

Flexi boarding is available, for most of the academic year, for both girls and boys from Year 3 who would like to stay for a sleep over 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.

If you would like to book flexi boarding then please contact the school office as it is subject to availability in the boarding house.

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.


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 Bedtime, quiet time and reading

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


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.
8.15am Breakfast finishes
8.30am Registration – School Day Begins


For one night only

  • Spongebag containing: Toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, hairbrush/comb
  • Clean underwear
  • Clean socks/Tights
  • Pyjamas
  • Dressing gown
  • Slippers
  • Play clothes (tee shirt/top, pullover, jeans, footwear etc)
  • Swimming Trunks/costume, goggles if you wish and a towel (Summer and half of Autumn term only)
  • Teddy/comforter

For two nights or more please pack the above plus extras of the following:

  • Underwear
  • Socks/tights
  • Play clothes
  • Spare uniform if staying longer than two nights
  • Any games or toys that may help your child feel happy and secure

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 Telephone: 01329 820378

Boarding House Mobile phone (evenings) 07767 162986

Main School Office (day school hours only): 01329 280955

Useful emails:

cplumpton@boundaryoak.co.uk (Houseparent and Matron, Mrs Plumpton)
headmaster@boundaryoak.co.uk (Headmaster, Mr Polanksy)
office@boundaryoak.co.uk (Main Office)
cpestell@boundaryoak.co.uk (Marketing and Amissions, Chloe Pestell)
bursar@boundaryoak.co.uk (Financial Administrator)

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