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Why Boarding?

Why Boarding?
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Haberdashers’ Adams is one of just 37 state boarding schools in the UK, offering free education and affordable boarding. We are one of an even smaller number of selective state boarding schools which means we offer an excellent alternative to the independent sector.

A wonderful state grammar with stellar academic standards and a multitude of enrichment activities on offer to create real depth of character.

Good Schools Guide April 2018

With free education to all pupils, boarding fees are on average less than a third of those payable at independent schools and work out at approximately £48 per day.

Weekly or Full Boarding

Boarders can chose to remain at school at the weekend or return to their families. Often this is dictated by their busy schedule as well as how far away their family home is. We welcome a small number of international boarders into each year group and they greatly enhance the life of the boarding houses.

For pupils who remain a program of events and activities is arranged such as visits to the cinema, walks, ice-skating and swimming.

A Shropshire Life

Shropshire is sometimes an overlooked part of England yet it is surprisingly close to London, Birmingham and Manchester with great transport links by road and rail.

Newport is a small market town and provides boarding pupils with a peaceful environment in which to develop. Junior boarders, aged from 11 to 15, live at Longford Hall, a Grade 2* listed Georgian mansion surrounded by over a 100 acres of grounds. Senior boarders move to Beaumaris Hall, a newly opened and purpose designed home yards from the back of the main school site.

Pupils enjoy boarding at the school, developing their independence skills and learning how to live as part of a community with their peers. They are encouraged to spend time on activities, which encourages a healthy lifestyle.

Ofsted January 2017


Boarding is an integral part of school life at Haberdashers’ Adams and it is noticeable that boarders often achieve remarkable success in all areas of school life. Boarders have additional time at school and receive greater encouragement to sample all the activities which the school offers whether these are on the sporting field, on stage or with the CCF.

Structured and supervised prep sessions help ensure pupils develop excellent routines which will aid them throughout their life. A team of tutors, made up of academic staff, provide help and support during prep, often allowing issues to be quickly identified and resolved before they develop into a problem. Each house also has its own team of matrons who are a key component of the care provided to pupils.