What are the advantages of boarding?
Moreton is predominantly a boarding school. As such, because of the structure of our day, we have the opportunity to use many more hours of the day to cover lessons, sports and activities than a non-boarding school does. Time that other students may use travelling to and from school, to and from clubs and non-school activities are incorporated into our school day. As Moreton is still a relatively small school, the houses have a family atmosphere and outstanding pastoral support. The girls are in a happy, busy, nurturing environment with their friends and with caring adults 24 hours a day.
Do we have to commit to boarding or day as soon as our daughter joins the school?
Many girls are not sure at first whether they want to board or be day girls. We are happy for you to try both out and (bed space permitting) change your mind as time goes by.
Do you offer flexi boarding/ weekly boarding?
For those who are not full time boarders, we offer the option to sleep over as and when it suits you, space permitting. A charge applies for this unless girls are specifically asked to stay for a school commitment. We do not offer a separate ‘week only’ rate as girls from age 11 are expected to be at school on a Saturday morning for lessons.
How often can my daughter come home?
Apart from the holidays, we have two fixed exeats in the autumn term and one in the spring term. Girls almost always go home or go to a guardian on these weekends but it is possible for students to remain in school. Then we have ‘Target’ weekends when we ask that girls do not go out unless parents request otherwise. Apart from that, we are happy for girls to go home on a Saturday night if they wish to, but we find that there is so much going on at the school at the weekends that many girls choose to remain in school.