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​​​​​​​Part of the Family​​​​​​​

Our 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. 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!

​​​​​​​Full or Flexi Boarding​​​​​​​

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.

Why Choose Boarding?

​​​​​​​Developing Independence​​​​​​​

Boarders can be with their friends, have fun and develop into independent individuals who can confidently make their way in the world.

Building Friendships

The close bonds that are built during the time at Read are deep and long lasting and the boarding house magnifies this opportunity. 

Outstanding Teaching

  Boarding allows young people to focus on their work structured and supervised prep times, as well as enjoy their extra-curricular activities after hours. 

​​​​​​​International Boarders

At Read we welcome pupils from both the UK and overseas, and this mix of nationalities and backgrounds enhances the experience of boarding and extends the ethos of these diverse cultures into the wider school community.

We offer a happy, caring environment where every child feels secure and valued, giving them the chance to learn valuable life skills and grow in confidence, whilst learning a new language. We are experienced in ensuring that the often difficult transition period between home and school, is accomplished smoothly and happily for all concerned.