Boarding Overview

"The boarding experience makes a powerful contribution to the personal life of the boarders, and for many the opportunity is a life-changing experience."

ISI report Jan 2015

The ethos of the boarding provision at Reed's School is to create a welcoming and homely environment in which all pupils can relax after a busy school day and be assisted in the management of activities that they would normally do at home - completing their prep and spending time with their friends.

The boarding community is at the heart of the School and the nurturing environment that has been developed over many years is a unique strength of our provision. The happiness of our boarders and the level of pastoral care given to all continue to be regarded as key elements of boarding life at Reed’s. The idea that every boarder is a valued member of one community, regardless of which house they are in, is very much at the core of our provision. Whether your son or daughter is a sports scholar, needs boarding to avoid lengthy daily commutes or is from overseas, the boarding experience at Reed’s will provide the warmth of pastoral care that is a feature of the School. Our 2015 Independent Schools' Inspectorate report found the quality of boarding to be excellent in all aspects and makes reference to the level of boarder and parental satisfaction.

Boarding at Reed’s ensures that each individual is really cared for and the sense of warmth and comararderie that is immediately apparent in each of the houses, added to the excellent relationships between boarders and boarding staff, are tangible strengths of our boarding experience.

At Reed's School, we have boarders and day pupils; however our boarding can be either on a weekly or full boarding basis. Boarding is a popular choice and although we do not offer flexi-boarding, with pupils boarding for just one or two nights a week (as we value and cherish the community aspect of our boarding houses), our boarding is very flexible. There are a significant number of boarders who choose to stay for the weekends and there is a programme of trips and activities for those who do stay. Recent trips have included visits to the Science Museum, the London Dungeon, the Cutty Sark, Gunwharf Quays and Naval Dockyards, Cabinet War Rooms, Mercedes Benz World, Stock Car Racing, basketball and rugby matches, Chessington World of Adventures, Paintball, Laser Quest, Ten Pin Bowling, Ice Skating, Brighton and cinema trips.

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