Mowden Hall School

Leading Co-Educational Independent Prep School For Children aged 3-13 Years

Boarding at Mowden

Boarding at Mowden

" Pupils display excellent levels of social development and work highly effectively with others across a range of activities. A very large majority of parents who responded to the questionnaire said that the school helps their child to develop strong teamwork and social skills. "

ISI Report November 2022

Central to the ethos of life at Mowden Hall is the boarding tradition, and Mowden has a vibrant boarding community. Majority of the children in the Prep School board in some capacity throughout the year. However, there is absolutely no compulsion to board at Mowden. Children can be Day Pupils, Flexi Boarders, Weekly Boarders or Full Boarders. Boarding usually starts in Year 3, and by the end of Year 6, many children are regular boarders. Children may wish to transfer from being day pupils to boarders, and can do so at any stage. There is provision for flexi boarding on a nightly basis, which can prove to be a useful introduction to boarding for some children.

The Head of Boarding works with her Assistant Houseparent, Mateys and the School Nurse to ensure that the highest standards of care for all children are met. 

For boarders, there is a busy and varied evening and weekend programme. We believe it is important to find the right balance between activities and opportunities for personal quiet time, but there is always a focus for Saturday evenings, and a good structure to the day on Sundays. In particular, the junior boarders (Years 3 to 5) are always kept well-occupied.

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