boarding info hub

Life at boarding school

One of the main advantages of a boarding school education is that your child will be able to focus on learning, and everything they do at their boarding school will be targeted to enhance their education.

This means that even when they are not in the classroom, they will be taking part in the numerous after-school activities offered by boarding schools, and developing new life skills. They will also be living in a boarding house that will become your child’s new home during term time.


A day in the life

Hundreds of pupils and parents have benefited from a Royal SpringBoard bursary.

Read about their experiences and what they have to say about the opportunities they have been given.  

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All schools have their own vocabulary - terms and nicknames used for places, job titles, year groups and so on.

The following words and terms are a guide to the language used in many boarding schools.

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useful links

Here's a selection of links to other websites that we hope you will find useful.

These include information about boarding, independent schools, careers, news and transport.




We enjoy working alongside many other educational organisations, sharing our experiences and best practice, in order to make a positive contribution within the sector.

Here's a list of links to the websites of the other organisations that we work with.


Frequently Asked Questions

Both pupils and parents have a lot of questions about the boarding school experience.

Here are some answers to the most common questions.

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