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The happy, purposeful atmosphere appreciated by so many visitors to Witham Hall also pervades our boarding.

As a school with a strong family ethos, we pride ourselves on providing a boarding environment that is caring and dynamic, that nurtures and brings out the best in every child, that provides the flexibility to allow each boarder – and each boarding family – to strike the perfect balance between home and school life.

Boarding develops in children the ability to live together harmoniously, build friendships and become increasingly independent. At Witham Hall, pupils can opt to weekly board or flexi board and many parents use this freedom of choice to build up the children’s experience of boarding whilst at prep school before moving on to their choice of senior school.

Most importantly, boarding at Witham is fun! A whole host of activities for boarders take place throughout the year including Witham's Got Talent, the Great Witham Bake-Off, the Summer Inflatables Evening, the Easter Egg-stravaganza, trips and much more.

Boarding Life

The boarding accommodation at Witham Hall is arranged over the first and second floors of the Main Hall with bedrooms benefitting from the wonderful character of this fine old building. We encourage boarders to personalise their spaces and considerable ongoing investment ensures that the facilities remain comfortable and well-equipped.

Principles of Boarding

Boarding at Witham Hall aims to:

  • Promote positive social interaction and sensitivity towards others
  • Promote cooperation within the boarding community
  • Boost each child’s self-confidence and independence
  • Encourage more efficient personal organisational skills
  • Foster a sense of personal worth so that all boarders feel valued within the community
  • Encourage pupils to make and keep friends and learn the value and joy of friendship
  • Teach children to be responsible for their own health and hygiene
  • Encourage a sense of responsibility
  • Foster a respect for others, their property and the boarding community as a whole
  • Prepare boarders for boarding life at Senior School

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What our parents say

  • The experience of boarding has been brilliant for the children, it's really taught them independence.

    Current Parent
  • My child loves boarding and the Boarding Team have been so supportive.

    Current Parent

Meet the Boarding Team

Mr and Mrs Meadows, the resident Housemaster and Housemistress head a committed team of boarding staff, including Assistant Housemaster Mr Chapman, as well as the Headmaster and Mrs Austen. Our Matrons, Miss Korth, Mrs Mair and Mrs Chandler all ensure that the children receive the very best of care. Every member of teaching staff plays a part in evening duties and there is a full and varied programme of evening activities in which boarders and day pupils alike may participate. At the end of the day, our boarders can enjoy hot chocolate and a calm, secure wind-down to sleep, ready for the many challenges of another fulfilling day at this happy, dynamic school.

    A Perfect Setting