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There are few places to board more unique than the Abbey, built on the site of the Battle of Hastings. The rolling fields of the Sussex countryside and elegance of the school buildings ensure an experience that all our boarders remember for the rest of their lives. Boarding at Battle Abbey School enables boarders to become a member of a caring, close-knit international community. This not only broadens horizons but also facilitates life-long friendships around the world.
Full-time boarding allows children to enjoy the full range of activities and support on offer in the boarding house. This includes help with their studies, pastoral care and a complete, enriching activity programme.
Weekly Boarding (Flexi Boarding)
Every year we try to keep a few beds free in our Abbey boarding accommodation. This allows us to offer flexible boarding places to day pupils. This service is particularly popular in the run up to exam season (when revision is very much on pupil’s minds!) and is also much appreciated by parents. Temporarily accommodating day pupils in our Boarding House not only allows pupils to cram for exams in the academically supportive environment of the school (away from the distractions of home) but also helps consolidate the school and bring the day and boarding sides of our community together.
Flexible boarding is available by prior arrangement to existing day pupils and is chargeable at a rate of £60 a night.
For day pupils who would like to see if Boarding is for them we also offer ‘Taster nights’ in boarding at a reduced rate of £30 a night (2 days maximum, weekday nights only).
All parties interested in either flexible or taster boarding sessions arrange their stay with our Head of Boarding, Mr David Perry on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sixth Form Boarding
Becoming a ‘Sixth Former’ marks an important moment in the life of any young person. It is the point when they can truly start the transition from school to university or the world of work. Sixth Form boarding has many advantages in this regard. Boarding in general is rich in the range of opportunities and activities on offer, however, in the Sixth Form there is an even greater emphasis on developing independence and leadership. Living on site also gives better access to teachers, resources and Art & Music facilities (amongst others) and high numbers of boarders go on to excel at top universities in the UK and beyond once they have left the Abbey.