Boarding at Packwood is an enduringly popular option offering children a home from home, and flexibility for parents. Boarders enjoy a happy, friendly, supportive environment in which they flourish. They benefit from first-class pastoral care, support and stability provided by a dedicated and professional team of houseparents, matrons and landing tutors.
Please click here to view our video for a snapshot of the busy and exciting life of Packwood boarders.
The quality of provision at Packwood is highly praised in the Independent Schools Inspectorate report (October 2015). As well as reporting on the excellent standard of care boarders receive, the inspectors also noted that ‘Boarders develop key qualities such as tolerance, confidence and independence’ and praised the ‘family atmosphere and sense of community both in the boarding houses and throughout the school.’
Pupils may choose to become a boarder at any stage. There are three types:
- 1-3 regular nights per week
This is a very good introduction to boarding life. The majority of pupils will choose to to board occasionally during their time at Packwood and many move to becoming full boarders.
- Transitional boarding
For the first three terms of being a boarder, a child is called a ‘transitional boarder’ and has the option to go home after Games on Saturdays and return either on Sunday night or Monday morning.
- Full boarding
Boarders are at school for the duration of school sessions.
Each term there are some Optional Sundays, in addition to exeat weekends, when boarders may choose to be away from school.
All Year 8 boarders are full boarders.