Boarding - Perrott Hill

Boarding

Perrott Hill boarding is a nurturing environment where the boarders are safely cared for by a supportive team of dedicated staff. It really has the special ‘home from home’ appeal. This is derived from the creation of a strong, family community with British values and where each individual boarder’s needs are met. We hope boarders at Perrott Hill find fun and happiness at the heart of the experience so that they become confident, independent and resilient individuals who are ready for their senior school life and beyond.

Children are fully supported through emotional, physical and personal challenges by dedicated staff, including three live-in families and a further team of grads and live-in teaching staff. We offer full, weekly, regular and flexi boarding and there are two dorms in the main house – boys and girls – as well as weekly Loft Nights, where a particular year group get exclusive use of the space up in the eaves, complete with an air hockey table, bean bags, sofas and a big TV for the obligatory film!

The school prides itself on being small and friendly and this extends to the dorms: the boarding community is close-knit and welcoming. The concept of ‘family’ is integral to the boarding at Perrott Hill and new pupils are very much made to feel at home. There is a dedicated quiet room in the Loft for children to Skype or FaceTime their families and all children are given a boarding buddy, to help and guide them during their first few weeks and months at the school. There are senior Boarding Captains and there is the chance for all boarders at the school to shine within various roles of responsibility.

We are very proud to have won the Supporting Junior Boarders award at the BSA (Boarding Schools’ Association) Awards in 2020 – and we were the the only Prep School in the country to be shortlisted for the Boarding Innovation Award in 2019, too.

If boarding is something you are thinking of for your child or children, we would be delighted to show you around.

Mrs Layfield

Mrs E Layfield
Head of Boarding