“I love boarding because you meet new people from lots of different countries.”
- Alyshia, UK
“I love boarding because it feels like a safe and secure home. ”
- Quincy, Hong Kong
“I love boarding because we have a lovely dog called Snoops. He brings us lots of fun. ”
- Tizian, Germany
Boarding at King's Hall
The Boarding House at King's Hall offers a warm and friendly home-from-home environment, complete with lovable house pooch, Snoops. It is split into three separate areas: Senior Boys, Junior Boys and Junior Girls. Each area allows the children to enjoy their space in the company of their friends, and to develop at their own pace. We recognise that all children are different and the pace of this process is unique to every child; however, in this environment everyone will find their own pace and develop with confidence to realise their potential.
Within the house we aim to give every child the opportunity to move through the stages of developing independence. Younger boarders often need more of a helping hand, but soon grow in confidence and start to develop a sense of independence. In their final years of boarding, the children have acquired all the necessary skills to be self-sufficient in the house. Whatever style of boarding you decide on, you can rest assured that your children will enjoy a happy, family environment with plenty of friends and caring staff.
“I love boarding because the teachers are really nice and you make new friends.”
- Pablo, Spain
“I love boarding because the kitchen staff always cook delicious food!”
- Emmanuella, Nigeria
“I love boarding because it is really like a big family, and we always feel happy here.”
- Michele, Italy
For children who are not ready to go into full boarding, flexi boarding is available – both of these options come with a variety of benefits. In addition, twice termly year group boarding nights are available for Years 3-8, as well as popular ‘Movie Nights*’, to which all children in the prep school are invited. These run every half-term and are a great way to share an evening of fun and food. Casual boarding is also available.
Boarding is an important part of life at King’s Hall, with a variety of options to suit all pupils and parents. There is a strong family ethos within the Boarding House, which ensures that our full-time boarders are fully supported throughout their time with us. Full boarding is a popular choice with many parents recognising the benefits, be it due to busy work lives, military links or simply because full boarding helps children to become considerate and independent individuals, within a supportive environment.
Our full-time boarders are able to take advantage of our beautiful setting, with plenty of opportunities to visit the woods, enjoy barbecues, go tree climbing, and even embark on exciting scavenger hunts, not to mention caring for the resident menagerie of chickens and rabbits! Our outdoor swimming pool also offers a wonderful extension to the boarding experience. As well and the fabulous range of ‘in-house’ activities, boarders are taken on a selection of trips to places such as Crealy, Hestercombe Gardens, and Splashdown Quaywest.
A flexible option for the modern working family
What are the benefits of flexi-boarding?
- Value for money
- Prep time taken care of
- Exclusive events and activities
- Good introduction to boarding life
- Rush-free mornings for you and your child
- Fun with friends, making the most of our indoor and extensive outdoor facilities
- Happy house environment, complete with Snoops, the gentle and lovable house Cockapoo
- Encourages children to develop life and practical skills such as bed making, time management etc.
What do I need to know?
- £680 per term (1-5 nights per week) (£720 2021-2022)
- Includes breakfast, supper and laundry
- Includes access to an exclusive programme of evening activities
- Occasional boarding is available at £41 (£43 2021-2022) per night (Monday to Thursday)