Weekend Boarding

The care and wellbeing of our boarding community is of paramount importance, and we will continue to provide an outstanding boarding experience for those who remain with us at the weekend.

Weekend boarding at the College will prepare and support pupils through carefully tailored programmes suited to their age, talents and interests; all provided in a happy, caring and inclusive environment.

585 6309Our boarding team is working to construct an enhanced, exciting and nurturing weekend activities programme, which will enrich boarders’ time at the College and provide a balance between match representation (for squad members), off site trips, on campus social activities and downtime; enabling boarders to relax after a busy week, whilst providing time for further study and cultural enrichment. 


Example of Prep School Weekend Activities

Prep School

Prep School staff will provide an extensive range of events and experiences for boarders at weekends, that will allow them to explore and enjoy a variety of different activities suited for all interests. Members of the Prep School teaching staff will lead a variety of trips and activities on Saturdays; many of these will be informed by their own interests or experiences. All activities will be available to all age groups. 

Action and adventure trips Sports trips and events
Ice skating  Top golf 
Skiing lessons  Ten pin bowling 
Roller skating  Mountain Biking 
Ninja Warrior  Sailing 
Jump City - trampolining & climbing  Foot golf (on campus)
High Ropes experience  Inflatable Fun Day (on campus)
Raft building  Elite Sports Coaching (on campus)
Go karting   
Adventure Camping Weekend   
Escape Rooms  
Laser Quest   


Culture Personal Skills
West End theatre and musicals (London) Cake making and decorating (on campus)
Christmas Pantomime  Bushcraft classes - Discover Bushcraft - (on campus)
Seaside visits  Calligraphy (on campus)
Museums  Study Skills (on campus)
London activities (guided bus trips, walking tours etc.) Wellbeing Day - yoga, meditation, relaxation, mindfulness (on campus)
Pottery painting  Home skills and safety (on campus)
Historic Houses  First Aid (on campus)
Show in a Day (on campus) Multi-language Day (on campus)
Portrait painting (on campus) Water safety & lifesaving (on campus)
  ICT Skills & E-Safety (on campus)
  Public Speaking (on campus)


Entertainment evenings Theme parks
House barbecue and outdoor games (on campus) Thorpe Park (Staines)
Bonfire Night  Legoland 
Film Nights (on campus) Adventure Island 
Cinema trips Centre Parcs Tropical Paradise 

Example of Senior School Weekend Activities

Skill development opportunities

The inclusion of Saturdays into the weekend boarding activities programme will also provide time for skill development opportunities, with boarders invited to participate and gain qualifications in a variety of pastimes, such as Young Enterprise, Cordon Bleu cookery, sailing (RYA Level 1/2/3), scuba diving OW1, lifesaving (Bronze Award) and tennis coaching.

Work experience and university outreach programmes will also be set up to support boarders with deciding future steps and, as exam periods approach, additional revision and study classes will be available to help them reach their full potential. 

Action and adventure trips Sports trips and events
Go karting Top golf and crazy golf
Ice skating Cycling and BMX at Olympic Park and Velodrome (London)
Paintballing Tickets to watch sporting events
Climbing the O2 Dome (London) Horse racing
Skiing lessons (indoor) Ten pin bowling
  Inter-House sports competitions (on campus)
  Orienteering (on campus)
  Zorbs (on campus)


Culture Living independently
Royal Opera House (London) Dining etiquette
West End theatre and musicals (London) Master Chef evenings
Christmas shopping House cookery
The British seaside experience Practical skills (learn how to wash and iron clothes)
London exploration Money management
Museums Bushcraft classes
Pottery painting  


Entertainment evenings Theme parks
Chinese New Year Thorpe Park
Halloween Ball Adventure Island
Live bands Centre Parcs
Comedy club evenings Whipsnade Zoo
Magician evenings Paradise Wildlife Park
Bonfire night  
Cinema trips