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Sixth Form Boarding

Boarders are consistently the best young leaders and team players in the school. They are amongst those who participate most in sports, music and enrichment activities, and achieve the most outstanding academic results.

Our leavers this year went on to study Accounting, Actuarial Science, Biochemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, Law, Maths, Mechanical Engineering and Physics at some of the top Universities including Bristol, Bath, Exeter, LSE, Queen Mary’s London, Oxford, Swansea, Warwick and Imperial College.

What you can expect:

  • Your own room
  • Dedicated Sixth Form communal areas including kitchens
  • Tailored support from a team of boarding tutors who are all academic staff at the school
  • The opportunity to develop your leadership skills and contribute to boarding life
  • The chance to develop lifelong friendships
  • An ideal stepping stone to university life away from home

Hear from some of our current Sixth Form Boarders: 

Boarding really prepares you for university by giving you the opportunity to be independent, responsible and resilient. We are given more responsibility, such as organising house events but are also given more freedom to do things like go to town or to the gym. I believe that boarding has really developed me as person, especially my leadership skills, and has prepared me for the future.   
Albert, Year 13, East Wing

I have been in boarding since the beginning of Year 8, however, I feel during my time as a Sixth Former my independence has developed more than in any other year.  
Luca, Year 13, South House

Boarding has not only supported me throughout my current A-level studies but also given me excellent preparation for my future at university. Being surrounded by my peers as well as teachers covering a wide range of subjects has provided me with a network of support that I’ve come to realise is a unique advantage boarders have. Boarding has made my Sixth Form experience less stressful and more enjoyable. 
Andrew, Year 13 East Wing

Boarding has encouraged me to take control of my school life and manage myself to achieve what I want from my time here. Yes, we may have to be at meals at certain times and in our rooms during curfew but apart from that we can choose what to do. From going into town to joining one of the many activities the boarding house offers or just simply doing work, you really have a lot of freedom, especially as a Sixth Former.  
James, Year 13 East Wing

Being a boarder has given me advantages that day school students don’t have. As well as constantly being around my friends who I can study with, the fact that there are teachers who are willing to assist me with my academic studies is especially beneficial. In addition, the time saved from not having to travel to and from school every day means that I not only have more time to work, but also to socialise and pursue extracurricular activities like rugby. Boarding in the Sixth Form has aided my independent study, and has better prepared me for university and later life. Learning to live with others has led to me becoming a more cooperative and social individual, and has led to steadfast friendships.   Will, Year 13 East Wing

I joined boarding in Year 9 and over the last few years I believe I have become more independent and confident as well as being able to find solutions for any problems I encounter on my own instead of looking for external help. 
Kim, Year 12 South House