Modern boarding at Read School is an increasingly popular and enjoyable experience for many boys and girls.
The idea of boarding schools used to conjure up visions of dark, dusty old dormitories. Nothing could be further from the truth at Read School where comments from our boarders persuade us that times have changed! The boarding school community is firmly at the 'heart' of The Read School. Boarders play a full part in the life of the school and their presence in the evenings and at weekends provides important continuity on the campus.
Boarding is an enjoyable experience, full of opportunities for discovery and personal development. Each boarder is given the space and support to develop individual interests and talents as well as the chance to discover both the pleasures and responsibilities of living as a member of a community – a community that is friendly, homely, relaxed and caring. Boarding allows young people to focus on their work as well as their extra-curricular activities. They can be with their friends, have fun and develop into independent individuals who can confidently make their way in the world.
Read School welcomes applications from both the UK and overseas and this mix of nationalities and backgrounds enhances the experience of boarding and extends the ethos of the diverse cultures in to the wider school community.
We have a wealth of experience in the care and education of children from Service families and around 60% of our boarding population has at least one parent currently in Service, either here in the UK or overseas.
We are happy to provide not only full or weekly boarding, but also flexi or occasional boarding, where we can help with caring for your children when the unexpected business trip crops up, in a family emergency, or just for parents to have a break away, without the children.
This is a caring environment with a flexible approach to all our pupils’ needs. Boarding gives an opportunity to work hard and to play hard – home comforts without the need to travel!