Why choose boarding?
More time learning, better results
Boarding means students are immersed in academics and extracurricular activities 24 hours a day, gaining access to teachers, peers, and school facilities such as art studios, sports pitches, and libraries. Boarders are better positioned to achieve prestigious qualifications and advanced degrees.
Boarders become ‘family’
Our teams work hard every day to create an ethos of community and family; our boarders learn from this an empathy and an understanding of others that can be life changing. We watch their journey from tolerance, to acceptance and celebration of the diversity in their boarding families.
In a world of increasing mental health concerns, where social media can isolate and undermine student self-esteem, our boarding family develops gratitude for what is good and going well in our lives. An optimistic young person will develop into a happy and flourishing adult.
Weekly Boarding – better family balance
Boarding locally relieves stress on working families and busy parents by lessening time spent on commuting. It also means spending quality family time together during weekends and school holidays as students are still close to home. At St. Peter’s, we actively encourage parents of our boarders to engage fully in their child’s education and to see their children regularly through attending concerts, sports matches, house social events and plays.
Full Boarding – students from all over the world
For those who live further away, the St. Peter’s Boarding Residence is a home away from home. Full boarders have around the clock access to facilities and co-curricular opportunities, offering stability for students and parents alike.