Boarding at Prior’s Field falls into three main categories: full, weekly and tailored. Space permitting, we can also accommodate day girls for occasional stays. Both the Senior and Junior Boarding Houses offer bright, welcoming and comfortable accommodation and an atmosphere of “trust, tolerance and friendship” (ISI 2016 Inspection) which is created by our dedicated boarding staff.
Full Boarding : For full boarders, the school really is their home. The girls spend a lot of time here and, over weekends, they are provided with balanced opportunities for study and relaxation. Organised activities can include trips to London or to outdoor activity centres, swimming, ice-skating, visits to the cinema, castles, museums and galleries.
Weekly Boarding : Weekly boarders return to school on Sunday evening or Monday morning. They are able to take advantage of focused study during the week and leave us at 4.10pm on Friday. By arrangement, they can also stay on weekend evenings when they choose to and take part in organised activities.
Weekly Boarding Bus to and From London – The school provides a weekly boarding bus to and from London.
Tailored Boarding (First, Second and Third Forms only) : Tailored boarding at Prior’s Field tailors the girls’ stay to meet their individual needs, be it an early morning sports fixture, an after-school club or supervised prep. Staying for a maximum of two fixed nights per week. Supper is followed by a time to relax with their friends, before heading off to bed.
Boarding in Sixth Form : A purpose-built separate house accommodates the Sixth Form Boarders. This is a highly modern and inviting space complete with individual study bedrooms (en-suite bathrooms for Year 13), silent study area, pantry and two common rooms; one of which is a fantastic newly-developed loft area complete with Apple TV and with room for a Zumba or Yoga class.
Central to the happiness of Prior’s Field boarders is the team of live-in staff that supports them. Where these staff have young families and pets, this adds to the home-from-home feel and helps boarders to settle quickly and feel happy in their new environment.