Boundary Oak Boarding School
I live in the boarding house with my family, working alongside other resident staff and gap students. Our aim is simple – to ensure that the children are happy, comfortable and above all, having fun!” Carol Plumpton, Housemistress and Head of Boarding
Dormitories are split up into age-groups to cope with different bed-times, with smaller bedrooms that sleep 2-3 for the older boarders to recognise their seniority in the school. All children are encouraged to decorate their dorms areas with posters, pictures and items from home such as cuddly toys.
Evening activities are fun and varied with lots of different things to do once the day is over. Our boarders are a big family and all look out for each other. They have the school to themselves in the evening and it makes them feel pretty special. To have the use of the floodlit all weather AstroTurf for football, the swimming pool for water polo, the indoor sports hall for dodgeball or the library for a good game of ‘wink murder’ means the opportunities for fun are endless. Older children also have plenty of downtime to relax and do their homework and revision. Each evening they are able to take advantage of having teaching staff on hand to help them as well as use of the ICT and library over the weekends.
The resident staff all work in the boarding house so the children have a variety of staff to entertain them. At the weekends, the full boarders make use of our woodland school and grounds for cycling and also enjoy visits to the cinema, ice skating, bowling, water parks and shopping centres.
On registration as a boarding family you will receive a Parents’ Handbook along with a Boarders’ Handbook which is given to all new boarding pupils.
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