Children may start boarding from the age of eight 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.
- 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.
Nick and Victoria Thomas are the House Parents and live in Hamilton House with their three children, who are all pupils at Felsted and love being part of the boarding team, along with their two Yorkshire Terriers, Tio and Flossie. Nick and Victoria have been at Felsted for over 10 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.
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 started boarding at Felsted Prep in September 2020. I really like being able to spend more time with my friends outside of school. I like playing outside on Cloisterfield when it is sunny in the evening.
I started as a flexi boarder in Hamilton House in Year 6. My dorm is big, pink and very cosy. I like being able to decorate my area both with pictures I’ve made and photos of my family.
I started as a full boarder when I was in Year 5. It was a big step but I was welcomed by an amazing team. My dorm is cosy and I only share with one other boy and the boarding staff are like family.
I started Felsted in Year 5 as a full boarder and is an experience that will stay with me forever. From the first day I was welcomed in with open arms.
I started as a flexi boarder in Year 7, but after just one night I changed to being a weekly boarder. My favourite aspect of boarding is being around children my own age.
I started as a flexi boarder in Year 7 after enjoying a trial night earlier in the year. My favourite aspect of boarding is the breakfasts and being able to choose the activity we do in the evening, including playing games in the sports hall which I really enjoy.
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!
* Parent Satisfaction Survey 2018
Boarding Parents expectations
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* Parent Satisfaction Survey 2018
House Parents: Nick & Victoria Thomas
Telephone: 01371 822781
Address: Hamilton House, Felsted Prep School, Felsted, Essex. CM6 3JL
House Mobile: 07788 319002