The Boarding House at The New Beacon is a happy community of eighteen boys a night, boarding part time from Monday to Friday. Currently just over forty boys board during the course of any one week, with some doing one, two, three or four nights.
In the Boarding House we aim to enable pupils to:
- mature socially, emotionally and academically with a view to their smooth progression to Secondary School at 13+, whether as day or boarding pupils
- gain an increased sense of identity with and ownership of The New Beacon
- enjoy a sense of adventure and fun within school - but beyond the limitation of day boy attendance
- maximise their time, and to work co-operatively and competitively in achieving the necessary academic standards required by their chosen Secondary Schools
Spaces are booked at the beginning of the academic year and prep and music are closely supervised whilst still allowing plenty of time for boys to socialise or join in supervised activities. Boarders consistently gain excellent grades at Common Entrance and scholarship.
Birthdays are always celebrated, as are seasonal events such as Christmas, Burns Night, Easter and St George’s day. The summer term also brings its share of BBQs which are always very popular!