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Benefits of boarding

Modern boarding is a flexible option – many state boarding schools offer weekly as well as termly boarding

By visiting some schools with your child you will be able to choose the most suitable one. All schools have arrangements for helping new boarders to settle in and the great majority of boarders get used to their new surroundings very quickly. However, if any do experience problems help is always at hand.

Boarding in the sixth form a popular option for many pupils as it is an excellent preparation for university life or employment away from home. Many state boarding schools have sixth forms and there is one further education college.

Who can be a boarder at a state boarding school?

State boarding schools welcome children from all backgrounds. They can admit UK and other European Union nationals. Children from outside the EU need to have the right of residence in the UK before they can be accepted as a boarder.

Please note that the holding of a BN(O) passport does not make the child eligible for a state boarding school in the UK.