There are two boarding houses, Crossways for girls and Kenwyn for boys, providing a comfortable home from home environment for children who wish to board either full time or flexibly.
The boarding house staff strive to ensure that the children enjoy a happy and caring family atmosphere where they can flourish. There are resident house parents who live with their families in the house and they are supported by house matrons and a team of staff. The houses are the base for all children which means that there is complete integration between day pupils and boarders.
House parents: Mr and Mrs Fields
Crossways House is a warm and friendly house which provides cosy and pretty rooms for the girls who board there. There are also bright and attractive common rooms and a small kitchen within the house. The house provides a safe, secure and nurturing environment. Crossways is situated in the heart of the school site providing easy access for both day girls and boarders to mix and relax.
Housemaster: Mr Horsley
Kenwyn provides a high standard of accommodation, where each boy shares a small dormitory. The house has well-equipped common rooms with a small ‘den’ upstairs where boys can relax and play games. The house is set in the heart of the school site allowing day boys and boarders to have a central hub to socialise.
“The school has totally met my expectations. I have an extremely happy child who tells me they love school and are very, very happy at Gresham’s Prep.”
Current Parent, December 2013
When children board for the first time it is often daunting deciding on what to pack. A full list of what to take will be provided when your child joins as a boarder.
Keeping in touch
Children who board are in frequent and easy touch with their families at home. With email, Skype, phone and traditional letters they maintain regular communication – though as they are busy and having fun they may sometimes have to be reminded! The houseparents/housemaster, who are the main link between school and home, are in regular contact with the children throughout the day. They and the matrons are easily accessible to parents and good communication is a priority for them.