Boarding

The College has excellent on-site boarding facilities and pupils may board from ten years of age. Accommodation is provided in both shared and individual study bedrooms, many of which have en-suite facilities. Boarding can be full-time, weekly, or arranged to suit the modern family. Pupils have every opportunity to pursue their studies, with the full support and encouragement of the house parents. There is both privacy and companionship and always someone available to help with any problems. Boarding students also have their own common rooms.

Evening and weekend activities and outings are arranged by the College and house parents and include, for example, swimming, cycling, ten-pin bowling, meals out, theatre and cinema visits, visits to the Lake District, shopping to the Trafford Centre in Manchester, etc.

Many pupils will be boarding for the first time and staff recognise the importance of a family atmosphere and of helping each pupil to settle happily into the boarding environment.

Boarding offers the opportunity for pupils to develop both independence and social skills in a stable and caring environment. It enables students to make new friendships and to learn to live in a structured community. Daily prep. times are supervised, with help always available and meals take into account any special diet which a student may need. Boarding can make a genuine contribution in preparing students for success at university.