Boarding & Day
Our boarding culture
Felsted’s boarding culture is at the heart of the holistic education we offer all our pupils. Irrespective of whether your child boards, and many choose to as they progress through the school, he or she will benefit tremendously from the boarding culture. There is no substitute for an extended day in affording your child time and space to explore his or her unique combination of passions and interests outside the classroom. This, in turn, greatly strengthens confidence within the classroom.
Many staff members live on site, generously investing as much time as your child requires. As such, they will know your child holistically in a way that isn’t possible in a typical day school. In this way mutual respect is born. Most importantly of all, though, is the community that a boarding culture creates. By living, working and sharing life’s inevitable ups and downs on one beautiful, spacious campus, both staff and pupils become fiercely loyal to the community. It is this loyalty that makes staff go the extra mile for their students and students commit to being the best they can be for their teachers, friends and school.
Felsted Houses are the beating heart of the Senior School. Whether your child is a day pupil or a boarder, life will revolve around his or her house. It’s a place to relax, study, make snacks and sleep; it’s a safe space to store possessions, an environment in which you are well known and advised by staff, and a community where lifelong friendships are forged.
Each of the main Houses for Years 9-13, two day and eight boarding, has a committed HM (Housemaster or Housemistress), supported by an Assistant HM, Tutors and Matron. Each is a unique community with its own family atmosphere and much-loved traditions.
Which is the best? Whichever one you are in! Your child will form strong attachments and real loyalty to his or her house. Allegiance is regularly demonstrated through a variety of inter-house competitions, including the gleefully awaited annual ‘House Shout’.
|Senior School Houses||Boys||Girls|
|Yrs 9-12 Day Houses||Mont's||Manor|
|Yrs 9-12 Boarding Houses||Deacons
|Yr 13 Houses||Windsor's||Garnetts|
Some children sail through their teenage years seemingly unaffected by hormones and exams; for others being a teenager can prove a more challenging time. Like you, we hope your child will not experience too many difficulties, but we’re equipped to offer professional expertise if necessary. All the House teams are experts in dealing with teenagers and are trained in mental health and first aid.