Prep Boarding

Children may start boarding from Year 5 in our homely Prep Boarding House, called Hamilton House. Children may opt to board for a couple of nights or choose our weekly or full boarding option. Hamilton House has the capacity for 60 boarders, with dedicated bedrooms and relaxation/recreation areas for boys and girls.

Our committed and caring team are all familiar faces for our boarding children. With their encouragement, children feel at home and contribute to house life through joining in, enjoying being with their friends, eating and sleeping well and learning to manage and organise themselves. All alongside working hard and making the most of all that is on offer.

Boarding Options:

  • Flexi: 1-4 nights
  • Weekly: 5 nights
  • Full: 7 nights

Boarding is very popular and does need to be booked in advance and committed to on a termly basis. However, it may be possible to board on the occasional night to support family commitments, so please do contact the boarding team if required.

Meet the House Parents

Nick and Victoria Thomas are the House Parents and live in Hamilton House. All of their children attended Felsted- so much so Owen their eldest is a teacher in the Senior School.  Their daughter is studying at Cardiff University and their youngest son is following his passion for farming and studying agriculture. Around the House you will also see Flossie, Nick and Victoria's small Yorkshire Terrier, she is definitely the boarders dog and enjoys a cuddle. Nick and Victoria have been at Felsted for over 16 years; Nick is a Maths teacher and Victoria is a Year 4 Tutor.

Nick, Victoria and all the boarding staff help boarders make new friends, encourage them to take part in new activities and fully embrace boarding life at Felsted Prep School.

Meet the Matron

Day and Evening Matron - Mrs Alison Camp

Mrs Camp started at Felsted in 2008 and was a member of the Windsor's House at the Senior School. Mrs Camp joins us for 2 evenings a week whilst still working for the Prep Catering Department in the day. Mrs Camp loves reading, shopping and going to see musicals.

Felsted Prep - Boarding Profiles

My room is really cosy and I like the furnishings that make it cute and pretty. I love it when all of my friends are here and we all get to stay in the same room.

I love the comfy beds, the delicious breakfast and being able to see my friends and share a room with them.


Dedicated resident staff team offering 24 hour care


children are nurtured and encouraged to be the best they can be


A diverse range of fun activities including swimming, table tennis and crafts


Helps to prepare for boarding life in the senior school



I think Felsted is wonderful and am so grateful to all the people who work so hard to make it such a fantastic school where my son feels valued. Well done!

Felsted Prep Parent

Contact Information

House Parents: Nick & Victoria Thomas
Telephone: 01371 822781
Address: Hamilton House, Felsted Prep School, Felsted, Essex. CM6 3JL
House Mobile: 07788 319002