Boarding is becoming increasingly popular at 16+ with many students choosing to study their A-Levels at boarding schools, recognising boarding as the perfect introduction to living and studying away from home. Since no charge is made for the education at Haberdashers’ Adams, this becomes a much more affordable and attractive option for families.
In September 2017 we opened a new purpose -designed home for our senior boarders. Just a few metres from our school gates, Beaumaris Hall offers en-suite accommodation as well as a supper room and a large communal area where the boys can relax and enjoy spending time together.
Within the safety net of the boarding community, the students learn to adjust to the freedom and independence of being away from home. A set prep time each night helps to ensure they pay proper attention to their work, establishing good studying habits so that by the time they leave for university they are completely prepared and very self-disciplined.
Boarding is a really great supportive environment. We are able to bounce ideas off each other and there is always someone to talk to and ask for help – often someone who has already experienced the same difficulty as you and is able to offer real help and advice.
~ Sixth Form Boarder
Our Head of Senior Boarding Colette Lonergan is supported by a team of matrons and boarding tutors who offer a range of specialist knowledge to support our boarders with their studies. This often results in significant academic improvements and, as exams loom, the boys really appreciate being with fellow pupils who are all experiencing the same pressure.
The boarders are also able to use the time they may have previously spent travelling to school far more productively. They become more involved in the many extra-curricular activities the school offers, helping to increase their confidence and to grow as individuals. They even start to take an active interest in the planning and decision making side of things, especially when it comes to the planning of boarding events!
There is a shared understanding that you give help as well as receive it, which I feel is really beneficial as helping someone actually reinforces my own learning. The friends I have made will be my friends for life and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
~ Sixth Form Boarder
If you would like to visit us and take a look around our boarding house, please contact us on (01952) 953823.