At Bromsgrove School the aspiration is that for boarders, the boarding house is a home from home. Resident Houseparents are members of the teaching staff, and they are assisted by Housemothers (who oversee the domestic arrangements) and non-resident House tutors. Boarding should be a joy, a confidence builder and a voyage of discovery. Occasional boarding is possible; we are flexible if boarders wish to go home on a Saturday night (most do not), and Sunday programmes are hugely varied.
Boarding at Bromsgrove Prep is so much more than the excellent teacher/pupil ratio one expects in a first class boarding school. A team of dedicated nurses under control of the School Doctor provides on site medical care in the School’s Health Centre; high quality varied food from chefs preparing three good meals a day (not a reheated import) is standard; and there are staff on hand twenty four hours a day, seven days per week.
For those considering boarding at Bromsgrove, we are more than happy to arrange taster days/weekends
to give the children an opportunity to see if boarding life would suit them.
In September 2012 Page House was opened for our Prep boarders, housing all of the pupils under one roof. This bigger house, for up to 70 pupils, has allowed us to expand our boarding numbers in response to demand for more places. The boarding house reflects the high standards of accommodation being achieved throughout the Senior School, ensuring that our youngest boarders also live in modern, top quality accommodation fit for the 21st century. Find out more about our House by clicking the links below or read the Page House Blog.
In a nutshell, Saturdays offer day and boarding pupils a chance to leave academics behind and throw themselves into activities as diverse as drama, rock climbing, ceramics, the martial arts and many more. Pupils can choose to enhance physical skills, intellectual curiosity, cultural awareness and creative techniques. It is all about enrichment: about getting away from linear education and deriving all one can from the plethora of opportunities available. Horizons, when one is a Bromsgrove Preparatory School child, should be limitless: the Saturday programme is designed to keep things that way.
On Sundays, boarders can enjoy optional trips to the local cinema, bowling alley, cultural trips to places such as Coughton Court. In the summer there is also a special Page House Sports Day
Bromsgrove does not have exeat weekends; pupils are not obliged to leave the School at any point during term time, as a result there are always good numbers of pupils in the Houses at the weekends.
Although the weekends are an opportunity for the boarders to relax after a busy week, that does not mean that there are not considerable opportunities for them to be active. All full boarders participate in the wide ranging Saturday activity programme which is open to all pupils both day and boarding, and there is a varied, non-compulsory, trips programme on Sundays