‘Houses are warm, comfortable and well maintained’ ISI Inspection Report February 2014
‘There has been much investment in the upgrading of boarding accommodation to a good standard in recent years’ ISI Inspection Report February 2014
Denton House: Housemasters: Jeremy and Sarah Parton.
Denton House was modernised and extended in 2013
School House: Housemasters: Mike and Judith Broadley.
School House has recently undergone a full modernisation programme.
Both boarding houses are well appointed with large, comfortable bedrooms, recreational facilities and internet access. Every boarder has his own bed with considerable storage space underneath, a large desk, wardrobe and lockable drawer. Younger boys share rooms of four, boys in Years 11 and above share twin rooms. School House has a small number of single rooms for the oldest members of the house.
All main meals are taken in the School’s dining hall, but the Houses do have their own fully equipped kitchens where the boys can make snacks and drinks. There is a regular boarders’ Food Committee at which boarders meet with the catering staff in order to discuss the food that is provided for them. Occasionally some boarders assist catering staff with the preparation of their food.
Boarders have the additional benefit of access to school resources and facilities in the evenings, the use of the house during breaks in the school day, and the opportunity to take part in the wide range of extra-curricular activities offered by the school. Most importantly, though, the house community provides a small social group which provides the boys with a real sense of security and comradeship. This is particularly important when boys are joining the school from overseas. Boys learn to co-operate with each other, share experiences and develop lasting friendships and interests.
There are two full weekend exeats per term, however these are optional and boys can choose to remain in the boarding houses for a small extra fee. Termly boarders will need to have a guardian with whom they can stay at half term breaks if they are unable to return home.
At the beginning and end of term an airport transfer service is provided by the school, enabling overseas boarders to transfer easily and safely to and from London Heathrow airport.