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A welcoming home from home

Your child will find that Terrington Hall is a cosy, welcoming place to relax, have fun and chill out with their friends. There is always plenty to keep them entertained in the evenings, with lots of activities and regular themed boarding nights.

We are completely flexible in terms of the amount of days and the regularity that your child boards with us.

Weekly boarding means they will stay with us from Monday until after school on Saturday. This experience is excellent preparation for those thinking of moving on to a senior boarding school at 13.

Flexi-boarding, when children stay between one and four nights, allows them to spend regular time with their friends outside the classroom, enjoying evening activities. It is popular with busy working parents who may be away for part of the week or have evening commitments. Other children stay over once in a while, on themed activity nights or on one of our year-group boarding nights.

Pre-prep boarding school

Your child will sleep in the main house, in a dormitory with their year group and/or the year group above or below. Girls and boys enjoy their own space with separate dormitories and washrooms. Your child will be cared for by our resident Head of Boarding, supported by a Matron and gap-year students, who are also resident.

We want every child to feel safe and happy when they stay with us. It’s why everyone who boards here is very clear about the boundaries of what behaviour is acceptable at the boarding house.

We’ve found that the best way to make this work is simply to encourage an atmosphere of trust, friendship and mutual respect. It’s how we make sure that everyone has the chance to relax, have fun and get enough rest for the school day ahead.

What activities can my child do during the evenings?

From 6pm to 7pm every weekday, your child has the chance to enjoy our planned programme of activities. These aren’t just for boarders either – we publish them in advance and encourage day pupils to come along too.

Popular evening activities include cricket coaching, baking, musical theatre, badminton, dodge ball, construction challenges, swimming, outdoor games, art and craft activities, pamper nights, rounders, uni-hoc and touch rugby.

There are also regular themed and full year group boarding nights, including a Harry Potter Night, Escape Night, Burns Night, Chinese New Year and Spanish, Italian and American-themed nights.

Come and see for yourself!

We’re always delighted to show parents and children around our boarding area. Please contact us to arrange a visit.

I’m still friends with the boys I boarded with, thirteen years after leaving. We had so much fun around the grounds, in the evenings and weekends, growing up there for six years. It was a wonderful place.

(Former pupil)