Ideally a boarding school should be well placed to offer easy accessibility, be in a comfortable setting, with great facilities on the doorstep.
Boarding is a unique relationship between school, parent and child and the right boarding environment can benefit your child and their school experience in many ways:
1. Experts in caring for your child
Look for a boarding school that is led by staff who are experts in pastoral care. Your child should be in a safe and caring environment, with a boarding team that are perfectly placed to guide them through any challenging times – this can be particularly useful through adolescent years.
2. Time and space to grow
Ideally there will be plenty of space and fresh air. A large benefit to boarding is cutting out the commute and instead enjoying a short walk to class! By choosing to board, children often have more time to study, enjoy activities and play with friends.
3. Facilities on your doorstep
The school facilities become part of your child's daily life and home environment. This means playing fields could be right on their doorstep as well as swimming pools, running tracks and maybe even a gym. Life on a school campus is set up to be dynamic and inspiring for children!