Boarding is at the heart of Gresham’s Prep School and all pupils have the option to board whether full time, weekly or flexi boarding. We have two boarding houses, Crossways for the girls and Kenwyn for the boys. The boarders come together daily as a boarding community for activities and meals.
All of the boarding staff are dedicated to creating a caring and homely environment that creates a sense of family and belonging, giving the boarders an excellent boarding experience. The strong relationships that are built up create a happy and thriving community, with an outstanding level of pastoral care.
“Boarders demonstrate particularly high levels of initiative and independence”
PREP, PRE-PREP AND NURSERY SCHOOL – ISI INSPECTION REPORT 2023
We have a strong boarding community and warmly welcome flexi boarders. The option to flexi board from one night to five nights a week, gives families the perfect balance of enjoying boarding and priceless family time. We are completely flexible and work with individual families to support what works for them. Flexi boarding allows children to experience boarding without committing to it full time. Many children love having the opportunity to stay with their friends, having fun whilst also growing in independence and resilience. Boarding can be very helpful to parents and pupils who have busy lives. A number of children flexi board lower down the school before becoming full time boarders in their later years.
Crossways and Kenwyn
The boarding houses are extremely comfortable and create a home from home environment with great care and thought put into ensuring that boarding life is organised in a way that gives children the structure that they need as well as making sure that they have lots of fun! Boarding allows children to develop self-reliance and self-discipline in a supportive and kind environment.
Both Crossways (girls) and Kenwyn (boys) are also home to all of the day pupils who enjoy a sense of community and belonging. Our housemaster in Kenwyn and houseparents in Crossways are resident with their families and resident matrons also live on site.
Prep School Boarders Guide
Boarding at Gresham’s Prep
Activities and Weekends
The boarders at Gresham’s Prep enjoy making the most of the fantastic location on the coast and regularly enjoy a trip to the beach. Every evening there is an opportunity for the boarders to make the most of the facilities on the school site, whether it is playing outside, enjoying a fire pit and roasting marshmallows, swimming, using the sports hall or cricket nets or enjoying games together as a group on site or in our woodlands.
Train travel to London
At Home Weekends, half terms and the end of term, a bus/taxi service is provided to transport pupils to and from our designated local train station to link with London. The Prep School provides an accompanied service to London and stations in between. The designated stations will be advertised nearer the time of each travel period, to optimise the best route (due to planned rail works, replacement bus services etc). It will either be Norwich to London Liverpool Street or Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross.
We organise airport transfers for our international students to coincide with school holidays. Cost is dependent on the nature of the journey. If you have any queries, please email [email protected].
Please see our frequently asked questions for further information about our boarding provision at Gresham’s Prep School.