Prep Boarding School
The Prep Boarding school House is called Marshall House. The house crest is of the rowan tree, which represents good luck and protection.
Our Prep boarders live happily in a fun and loving home environment. Far from diminishing the role of parents, boarding provides a special collaboration between the school, the parent and the child. Within our wonderful international family of boarders, we offer expert pastoral guidance that helps children to grow and develop, fostering qualities such as loyalty, responsibility, resilience, kindness and courage. It makes us enormously proud to see Prep School boarders leave Marshall House as happy, confident children, fully equipped for the new challenges of life in the Senior School.
Prep school boarding life
Prep School boarding is full of stimulating and creative leisure time. Without the daily commute in traffic, your child will have plenty of opportunities to learn and grow – physically, emotionally and spiritually – surrounded by nature and fresh air.
The evening activities at our Prep boarding school vary from day-to-day. From pumpkin carving and face painting to slime-making and sports, we ensure boarding life is always fun and inspiring, and that it nurtures each ‘whole person’. We want the children to be happy and grow at their own pace.
- Encourage loyalty, responsibility, resilience, kindness and courage.
- Foster community spirit and build lasting friendships among our children
- Develop life skills and independence
- Improve language and communication skills
Our Prep School boarding offers homely, spacious accommodation. The boarders share big bedrooms (known as dormitories), each with four to six beds. Within the bedrooms, each child has a bed with drawers for storage, a bedside table and a lamp. Our House Parents encourage the children to decorate the space around their bed with pictures and posters, to ensure it feels like their very own safe, comfortable space. Children usually change rooms every term to ensure they make new friends within the community.
Meet the Prep Boarding team
Steve and Penny Dunn – Assistant House Parents
Amanda Harper – Matron