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Boarding Culture

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Felsted’s boarding culture is at the heart of the holistic education we offer all our pupils.

There is no substitute for an extended day in affording your child time and space to explore their unique combination of passions and interests outside the classroom. This, in turn, greatly strengthens confidence within the classroom.

Many staff members live on site, generously investing as much time as your child requires. As such, they will know your child holistically in a way that isn’t possible in a typical day school. In this way mutual respect is born. Most importantly of all, though, is the community that a boarding culture creates. By living, working and sharing life’s inevitable ups and downs on one beautiful, spacious campus, both staff and pupils become fiercely loyal to the community. It is this loyalty that makes staff go the extra mile for their students and students commit to being the best they can be for their teachers, friends and school.

Boarding at Felsted

Prep Boarding

Children may start boarding from Year 5 in our homely Prep Boarding House, called Hamilton House.

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Senior Boarding

There are eight senior boarding houses, including two dedicated Upper Sixth houses.

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Day Pupils

All pupils joining Felsted in Reception - Year 4 will start as Day Pupils. Irrespective of whether your child boards, and many choose to as they progress through the school, they will benefit tremendously from the boarding culture. 



Weekend Activity Programme

Felsted offers a comprehensive weekend activity programme for our traditional full boarders. This exciting programme includes a number of indoor, outdoor, physical, recreational and cultural activities.

Pupil Wellbeing

Some children sail through their teenage years seemingly unaffected by hormones and exams; for others being a teenager can prove a more challenging time. Like you, we hope your child will not experience too many difficulties, but we’re equipped to offer professional expertise if necessary. All the House teams are experts in dealing with teenagers and are trained in mental health and first aid.



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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My son wanted to board within a week of starting Felsted and there are as many local boarders as there are from further afield.

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