Prep Boarding

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.

Felsted School shortlisted Boarding school of the year award from independent school awards 2018

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.

Unfortunately we are not able to offer trial boarding nights at the moment, but if you are interested in boarding, please view our Boarding House videos and contact the Admissions Office if you would like to chat with a member of the boarding team to find out more

Meet the House Parents

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.

A boy plays table tennis
Boarding school pupils enjoy a meal

Contact Information

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


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


Satisfaction by
Boarding Parents*

* Parent Satisfaction Survey 2018


Boarding Parents expectations
met or exceeded*

* Parent Satisfaction Survey 2018