Boarding at Finborough School is a unique experience.
We offer the chance for children to grow up in a safe, nurturing environment whilst having fun and making lifelong friends.
Our growing boarding community offers a uniquely wonderful experience with a warm family feel, we are one boarding house with a male and female divide. Both male and female students are encouraged to spend time with each other in our newly refurbished common areas where students can play pool, table football, watch television/movies on the big screen, take part in cooking, or simply just spend time chilling and chatting.
With the continued investment in our boarding facilities, we have adapted many areas; the students are enjoying new common rooms with the addition of twin/single rooms in girls boarding for our 6th form students. En-suite facilities are available in each dormitory.
The opportunity for students to spend their school years within one boarding house is very special. The staff team run by Head of Boarding, Ella Andrews, has a team of 8 members who also work across all areas of the school. The team work on a rota basis and are responsible for the care of all students from Prep 3 through to 6th form giving a wonderful opportunity for the team to know each student on an individual basis and form a fantastic bond. It also supports a joint approach with the student’s academic progress and support.
Our support staff in boarding includes a full-time nurse, catering team, laundry and cleaning team and a weekly visit from our school GP who offers an evening clinic to students should they need to see a doctor.
As well as a vast range of facilities in boarding, we also offer a structured evening activity programme which includes crafts, cooking and sports.
Students have access to all on site facilities throughout boarding hours such as use of the state-of-the-art gym, new study centre, music rooms and sports facilities.
We also offer a study session which is led by a member of staff each evening to support with any academic needs; for our younger students we ensure reading and homework support is offered within boarding on a daily basis.
Our weekend activity programme which includes external outings is a real treat for our boarding students, all costs for external activities in boarding are included in full boarding fees. We offer age specific activities but often we go bowling, go-karting or roller skating as a whole boarding house which really does feel like a big family day out!
Please click here to see an example of the activity programme.
With full, weekly and flexi boarding options available, we offer a bespoke experience to help your child/children experience the best preparation for life.
We look forward to meeting you.
You become a family in this boarding house, I’ve never experienced anything like it. Everyone is so welcoming and uplifting, feels like home.Aminata, Year 13 -2021
Our boarding home is a nurturing community where everyone's achievements are recognised, shared and celebrated and where everyone feels a sense of community and belonging. In close liaison with parents we seek to encourage independence, maturity and responsibility amongst all the pupils in our care.
Mrs Karen Williams
Head of Boarding