Our two Boarding Houses provide a genuine home from home, each supervised by a resident Housemaster and his wife, leading a wider team of staff committed to the happiness, development and achievements of the boys in their care.
The warm family atmosphere helps boys to settle, to look out for each other and develops a self-awareness and selflessness which will serve them well in life. They quickly feel the confidence to make new friends, develop social skills, take on responsibility and see the rewards of helping others.
Both Houses are well appointed with large, comfortable bedrooms, recreational facilities and internet access. Every Boarder has his own bed with considerable storage space underneath, a large desk, wardrobe and lockable drawer. Younger boys share rooms of four, boys in Years 11 and above share twin rooms. School House has a small number of single rooms for the senior members of the House.
Housemaster - Denton House
Denton House is inclusive and friendly, where boys gain stability from a supportive team of House staff and a comfortable daily routine. This provides a safe and secure environment so that they can thrive. Learning to live away from home teaches boys resilience and independence, a spirit of tolerance and an understanding of the needs of others.
Each evening, we hold a House meeting to discuss the day’s issues and suggest ideas for events and outings. We are rightly proud of our superb record of supporting boys who need extra help to integrate into our boarding community and school life
"Houses are warm, comfortable and well maintained"
Housemaster - School House
We provide a warm, supportive home where friendships and social skills are nurtured. We warmly welcome all students, whatever their nationality or culture, and pastoral care is always paramount. Our step-by-step induction process is also supported by existing fellow Boarders – this ‘buddy’ system helps each individual to settle in quickly.
We produce able, confident young men who can meet the challenges ahead. Boarding with us develops life skills, tolerance and responsibility.
The friendships created here are positive and life-long. Pupils and staff are a second family, where close and supportive relationships are the norm. This structure is enormously beneficial in focusing the boys’ academic efforts and helping them to fulfil their
potential. Here, life is busy and the boys are happy
"There has been much investment in the upgrading of boarding accommodation to a good standard in recent years"