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: 2-4 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 HM

 

David joined Felsted as Head of Hamilton House in 2024, bringing over 20 years experience as a teacher and leader across both independent and state sectors. 

David grew up in Norfolk before completing a BSc in Sport Science & Geography followed by a PGCE in Secondary Physical Education at Loughborough University.  In 2020 he completed a MSc in Elite Coaching Practice with his dissertation focus being on how pupils could best understand and enhance their Psychological Characteristics of Developing Excellence to improve both academic and sporting performance.

David lives in Hamilton House with his wife, Gemma Paine who currently works as Head of Cloisters and his son who attends Felsted Prep.

David comments; "Through my own positive experience as a full time boarder I developed a passion for this unique area of school life, where life skills are developed and the strongest friendships formed in a safe and nurturing community. I am extremely excited to be part of the Felsted Family as HM of Hamilton House and look forward to becoming an integral member of the outstanding boarding community."

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.

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

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Dedicated resident staff team offering 24 hour care

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

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

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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

Head of Hamilton House: David Paine
Telephone: 01371 822781
Address: Hamilton House, Felsted Prep School, Felsted, Essex. CM6 3JL
House Mobile: 07788 319002
Email: boarding@felsted.org