During the final week of the summer term we were able to open our boarding facilities for a limited group of pupils. It was wonderful to see staff and pupils working together to make it a safe and rewarding experience. We have created a short video so that you can learn more about what we have put in place to ensure boarding is safe for our pupils.
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.
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.
I remain very happy that my daughter decided on Felsted. The support she has received from her Houseparents, Matron and the spectacular wider team has been nothing short of legendary.
It’s National Boarding Week! Sadly for this group of U6 girls, their school career ended quicker than we would have liked. Every day this week we will be asking some of our girls what they loved most about their time boarding at Felsted. @BSAboarding #iLoveBoarding pic.twitter.com/qV6HiG6f0t— Garnetts House (@GarnettsHouse) June 22, 2020