Boarding at Packwood is a popular option offering children a home from home, and flexibility for parents. Boarders enjoy a happy, friendly, supportive environment in which they thrive. They benefit from first-class pastoral care, support and stability provided by a dedicated and professional team of houseparents, boarding tutors, matrons and Graduate Assistants.
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:
- Full boarding
Boarders are at school for the duration of each school term. In addition to the half term break each term there also are exeat weekends as well as optional Sundays, when boarders may choose to be away from school.
- 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.
- Occasional boarding
This a completely flexible option where parents can book their child in for regular nights or on an ad hoc basis. The majority of pupils will choose to to board occasionally during their time at Packwood and many move to becoming full boarders.
Please click here to view our video for a snapshot of the busy and exciting life of Packwood boarders.