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031Boarding Aim: The aim of our boarding houses is simply to be the best home away from home, a place our boarders enjoy returning to, a place of fun and companionship, to share and celebrate the good things in their lives as well as a source of support, advice and guidance.  

190Core Values & Principles

Our British and international boarders are at the heart of the Kingsley Family. It is in our boarding houses that students really experience our core values of kindness, inclusivity, nurture, grattitude, service, leadership, environment and happiness.



Pastoral Care

The high standard of pastoral care within our boarding community ensures that our boarders understand how their actions affect others; they learn to be considerate and tolerant of different views as well as resilient to the challenges that life and learning can bring.


034Our Boarding Houses

We have three boarding houses at Kingsley School. Belvoir House is the Year 7-10 girls' house, Carisbrooke is the Year 7-10 boys' house and Longfield is the co-educational Year 11-13 senior house. Each has a range of study-bedrooms, bathrooms, recreational lounges, kitchen-cafes, a laundry and outdoor recreational space.


051Boarding Activities

There are a wide variety of activities during the week and at weekends and we always welcome new suggestions from our boarders.
Weekday activities include after school clubs, sporting fixtures, movie nights, games nights and outdoor activities.
On Saturdays, activities range from shopping trips to beach trips, surfing or cycling to go-karting or a cinema trip.
On Sundays the focus is on rest and relaxation activities such as games in the sports hall and long walks - and of course more trips to the nearby beaches.



A Typical Day in Boarding

Weekdays start at 7.00am and then breakfast from 8.00am. Boarders then spend the day in school before returning to the boarding houses at 5.00pm. Prep and supper are until 6.30pm and after that boarders are free to relax and use the recreational facilities.

Weekends are more relaxed with a 10am morning bell, a hearty brunch in the dining hall at 10.45am, then weekend activities starting from midday.


Our Catering Team work hard to ensure they serve delicious, nutritious food throughout the day, starting with breakfast, when boarders can enjoy a variety of hot or cold options. At lunch and supper, a hot meal and vegetarian option are available, as well as homemade soup, fresh fruit salad and a well-stocked salad bar.

The boarding houses are well stocked with supplies too, from staples such as fruit juice, bread and cereal, to herbal tea, soya milk, fresh fruit, noodles and, of course, lots of locally sourced eggs.

022Tasters Day

Students thinking about boarding at Kingsley are warmly invited to have a taster night in on of our boarding houses. This could be combined with a taster day in school too, or could be just an overnight stay, before being collected again in the morning. You will experience a typical evening in boarding, including supper and prep, and you will be able to join in any of the activities running that evening, from basketball to surfing, and everything inbetween!

New Boarders

Starting a new school can be daunting at the best of times, especially a boarding school miles from home. You will be paired with a buddy from day one who will help you to settle in and get to know everyone. You will very soon feel part of the Kingsley Family!



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