Part-time boarding

Boarders are articulate and exuberant in their appreciation of boarding at the school.


Part-time boarding is ideal for children who want to stay at school on a regular basis from one to four nights a week. Sometimes this is to enable the child to enjoy the full experience of Westbourne House, sometimes to avoid a daily journey and sometimes simply to fit in with hectic family schedules.

  • Year 3 and 4 pupils can choose to dip their toe in the water with just one night of boarding or more, which includes the Boarders’ Adventure Badge.
  • Year 5 and 6 pupils board for two or more nights in a row, which includes the Boarders’ Adventure Badge.
  • Year 7 and 8 pupils board for three or more consecutive nights per week.

Our boarders reap the benefits: confidence, independence and strong friendships.

We are happy to answer your questions

If you are considering Westbourne House School for your child and have questions about boarding, please contact Aline Pilcher, Head of Admissions, on 01243 530614.

If your child is already at Westbourne House, please contact Mark Forsyth, Head of Boarding

Find out about boarding fees.

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hot chocolate before bed
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