Culford School

Boarding and Day

We believe it is not enough for pupils to be busy, challenged and successful; they must also be happy. Excellent pastoral care, in the context of a safe, caring and vibrant community is key. If children are not happy they will find it difficult to realise their potential and achieve in their chosen fields.

Pupils quickly form close allegiances to their Houses and their House Parents, and owing to the mix of ages within them they offer an excellent support network and opportunities for showing leadership and affording guidance.


Full Boarding

Boarders learn to share, help one another and often make friends for life. Above all, they have an enormous amount of fun!

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Part Boarding

For many children, this offers the best of both worlds: they can enjoy school during the week, work hard and spend lots of time with their friends, then relax at home with their parents over the weekend.

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Day pupils are an integral part of Culford and are in a unique position to benefit from excellent pastoral care and the friendly House community.

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Optional Extended Day until 8.30pm

Day pupils are fully integrated into its boarding community, with options to part or occasional board, as well as to stay at school for an extended day at no additional charge, joining in activities after school, having supper and completing homework before going home up until 8.30pm.

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"The access to leisure facilities is fantastic. You can go to the gym, play tennis, have a swim or meet up with a few friends to play football, and the great thing is , it's all just next door"

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Boarding life in Sixth Form

Sixth Form boarding at Culford is rather like life at a campus university.  Pupils live in study bedrooms which in the Lower Sixth (Year 12) are a mix of twin and single rooms, while in the Upper Sixth (Year 13) each student has their own room. Sixth Formers also have access to two common rooms, one of which is for their exclusive use.

There is a packed weekend activities programme, from outings to London and trips to the theatre or cinema, through to mountain biking and go-karting. At the School there are plenty of social areas to meet with friends, play pool or watch TV in one of the cosy and inviting Common Rooms. All Houses have kitchen areas where snacks and hot drinks can be made, while all meals are taken in either the Ashby Dining Room or in the coffee-shop style Sixth Form Centre.