Bromsgrove School

Introduction to Preparatory School Boarding

At Bromsgrove School the aspiration is that for boarders, the boarding house is a home from home. Resident Houseparents are members of the teaching staff, and they are assisted by housemothers (who oversee the domestic arrangements) and non-resident house tutors. Boarding should be a joy, a confidence builder and a voyage of discovery. Occasional boarding is possible; we are flexible if boarders wish to go home on a Saturday night (most do not), and Sunday programmes are hugely varied.

Boarding at Bromsgrove Prep is so much more than the excellent teacher/pupil ratio one expects in a first class boarding school.  A team of dedicated nurses under control of the School Doctor provides on site medical care in the School’s Health Centre; high quality varied food from chefs preparing three good meals a day (not a reheated import) is standard; and there are staff on hand twenty four hours a day, seven days per week.

Taster Visits

For those considering boarding at Bromsgrove, we are more than happy to arrange taster days/weekends to give the children an opportunity to see if boarding life would suit them.

Full Boarding
Full boarders make up the majority of the numbers within the Prep School. The full boarding fee per term covers any charges incurred as part of the Saturday morning activity programme and transport on all weekend trips. The only additional charge, in terms of boarding, is the entry fee for the weekend trips and a weekly amount for tuck.

Weekly Boarding
Weekly boarding is especially suitable for those pupils who live a reasonable distance away and for whom transport to and from school adds a considerable amount of time to an already busy day. Weekly boarders come in to School on the school bus on Monday mornings and leave on a Friday evening, again on the School bus, normally the pick up / drop off is at the extreme limit of our existing routes. These transport costs are included  in the weekly fee per term (current bus routes are available from the Transport Manager). Pupils also benefit from daily supervised prep and have all food provided and laundry taken care of during the week. When compared to the daily fee plus the transport fee, and the cost of food, weekly boarding is very competitive.