The Benefits of Boarding

At Luckley House School, our aim is to provide a warm, supportive home for our boarders, in which friendships and social skills can be nurtured. We have a small boarding community and our boarding offer is very flexible to meet the individual needs of the modern family. We provide a home for both full and weekly boarders from the UK and overseas, and in addition, our flexi-boarding provision enables a number of our day students to regularly stay overnight. This is of great benefit for our families, particularly when parents have work or social commitments, or students themselves have an evening event at the school. Flexi-boarding can also be beneficial for pupils during exam periods, enabling them to spend valuable time revising, with the added reassurance that they will be in school ready for their exam the next morning, with no worry about being late!

Boarding at Luckley House develops life skills, teaching them to be tolerant and considerate team players. They learn responsibility for themselves, their study, their belongings and their relationships with others. The friendships created in our boarding environment are long standing. Pupils and staff are, in effect, a second family, where close and supportive relationships are the norm. Our pupils thrive within the routines set by the boarding houses – they have designated times to study either in their own rooms, or communal computer suites and study centres. For more senior pupils this space and structure is enormously beneficial in focusing their efforts and helping them to reach their potential. For younger pupils the availability of staff to support and guide their homework is both reassuring and motivating.

Through our close-knit and supportive approach where pastoral care is paramount, we are able to provide a truly warm welcome for all students, whatever their nationality or culture.