Senior Boarding

Boarders at Felsted undoubtedly lead full lives, as they have the time to ensure academic work is completed to a high standard, to be involved in a breadth of co-curricular activities and to build lifelong friendships. Personal qualities such as confidence, independence, organisation and leadership are developed in a caring and happy community.

Freedom and responsibility increases as your child moves through the School, which naturally reflects what would happen at home. Pupils benefit from the advice and support of caring and experienced adults at school as well as from their parents. By the time Felsted boarders leave in the Sixth Form, they are fully prepared for university and adult life.

We offer a number of contemporary boarding options to suit modern family life, each bringing different individual benefits. Our boarding houses stay open throughout the term, only closing at half term and main school holidays. A jam-packed weekend activity programme keeps our full boarders happy and stimulated.

Boarding Options:

3 nights: Contemporary Boarding
5 nights: Weekly Boarding
7 nights: Traditional Full Boarding


It is a joy to see so many happy, confident and empowered young people at the recent Thorne House Feast. The atmosphere and warmth between the girls in the house could not be missed.

Felsted Houses

Felsted Houses are the beating heart of the Senior School. Whether your child is a day pupil or a boarder, life will revolve around his or her house. It’s a place to relax, study, make snacks and sleep; it’s a safe space to store possessions, an environment in which you are well known and advised by staff, and a community where lifelong friendships are forged.

Each of the main Houses for Years 9-13, two day and eight boarding, has a committed HM (Housemaster or Housemistress), supported by an Assistant HM, Tutors and Matron. Each is a unique community with its own family atmosphere and much-loved traditions.

Which is the best? Whichever one you are in! Your child will form strong attachments and real loyalty to his or her house. Allegiance is regularly demonstrated through a variety of inter-house competitions, including the gleefully awaited annual ‘House Shout’.


Senior School Houses Boys Girls
Yrs 9-12 Day Houses Mont's Manor
Yrs 9-12 Boarding Houses Deacon's
Yr 13 Houses Windsor's Garnetts
Tatler Quote Pastoral 1

The pastoral care is outstanding. The school have done everything they possibly can to help my son adjust. He is now so happy at Felsted.  Felsted Parent  

Boarding Pupil Profiles

Maria - Germany

One of the most substantial aspects of my time at Felsted has been the numerous opportunities to partake in co-curricular activities, all of which I will greatly miss when leaving the school!

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Tawana - Switzerland

I have been a full boarder at Felsted since Year 5 and it has been the best experience of my life. The staff in the Prep School Boarding House warmly welcomed me and I settled in very well and quickly.

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Sebastian - UK Weekly Boarder

I joined Felsted in Year 3 from my local village school as I was ready to extend myself and get involved in the wide range of activities offered and the amazing facilities that Felsted has.

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Luna-Marie - Germany

I joined Felsted in 2019 and am studying the IB. I am more than grateful that I have had the opportunity to come to England and graduate at Felsted this year.

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Isabelle - UK Weekly Boarder

Having been a pupil at Felsted since Year 8, I have tried to make every use of the opportunities available to me. Sport has been a massive part of my Felsted experience and I thoroughly recommend, to any pupil, intermediate or experienced to be a part of Felsted’s sporting community.

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Duchessa - Italy

From my 1st day at Felsted I have always felt comfortable. You never get bored as there are so many activities, particularly at weekends.

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It’s like a huge family with 55 siblings. I love that all the year groups mix. We help the younger girls and ask the older ones for advice on what to expect in exams and other things, as they’ve already been there.Lizzy Year, 11


    Easing the return for overseas pupils in the era of Covid-19

    A special course at Felsted for international students returning to the UK this autumn allowed them to connect and cast fears aside

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    All Aboard

    George Masters, Deputy Head was interviewed as part of the Cambridge Edition feature on the ‘magic of boarding’ in independent schools. 

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