The emphasis of Terrington’s boarding is on providing a friendly, family-style environment where pupils can relax and enjoy each other’s company whilst engaging in a rich programme of evening and weekend activities.

For some pupils, it is a way for them to spend regular time with their friends outside the classroom; for others it’s a once-in-a-while opportunity to sample boarding life when they have signed up for a particular evening activity. For many, and especially our older pupils in Years 6-8, it provides an excellent preparation for those who may be considering moving on to a senior boarding school at 13.

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Boarders are welcomed at Terrington Hall, whether on a full-time, flexi, occasional or short-stay basis. They sleep in well-appointed, bright, accommodation in the main house under the care of a resident Head of Boarding, Assistant Housemaster and a team of gap-year students. Establishing clear boundaries for acceptable behaviour, the staff encourage an atmosphere of trust, friendship and mutual respect within the boarding house which enables everyone to relax, have fun and have sufficient rest for the school day ahead.

There is a planned programme of activities every weekday evening from 6.30-7.30pm. This is published in advance half-termly and is open to day pupils as well as boarders. Popular evening activities include: t-shirt printing, board games, den-building, quiz nights, climbing wall sessions, dance club, badminton, creative writing, cricket nets, dodge ball, construction challenges, fun swim, mosaics, outdoor games, science club, art and craft activities, water polo, pamper nights, rounders, uni-hoc and rugby.

In addition, there are regular special boarding nights such as the Hallowe’en party, Mario Kart race night, Christmas Chocolate Workshop, treasure hunts, weekend camp out, year group boarding nights, weekly Blockbuster Movie nights and the summer waterfight. At weekends, all boarders have the opportunity to go out further afield on the Sunday outing or trip which might include trips to the seaside, cinema, bowling, museums, Dalby Forest and other local places of interest.

Booking boarding

To book into the boarding house, please email Head of Boarding Ms Claire Wainwright:

Whilst bookings can be taken at short notice, and even on the day, it is advisable to give as much notice as possible as the boarding house is frequently fully booked for popular activity nights and has to operate a waiting list on these occasions.

For more information about boarding life at Terrington, download the Boarding Handbook here.