Boys - Embury House
Boarding has been a significant aspect of the College’s provision since its foundation in 1845. Today, Embury House remains at the very heart of the school.
Our top priority in Embury house is to provide a ‘home away from home’ for the many boys who reside here. We ensure that your children are happy, healthy and well cared for – allowing them to achieve their full potential academically, socially and physically.
The whole image and ethos of boarding schools has changed dramatically over recent years – and very much for the better. Our recently refurbished facilities offer children their own space, TV and games lounges and comfortable living spaces. All boarders have easy access to phoning home, email or Skype.
When your child joins the school, he will be in the care of the resident Head of House, Mr Wallace, assisted by a team of eight housemasters and five boarding house assistants. The resident staff, monitor all aspects of your child’s school life throughout their time here and will liaise with you closely during this time. Boarders also benefit from supervised homework and study time as well as increased access to the School’s resources and extra-curricular activities and facilities out of class hours.
Boarding life in Embury is flexible and meets the needs of full-time, 5-day and day-boarders. Our international students play a great part in boarding life too. Weekly boarding is proving more and more popular with boys and parents alike. They regard weekly boarding as “the best of both worlds” since they can enjoy all the advantages of boarding through the week and still touch base with home and family every weekend. Furthermore, they do not waste all that time traveling to and from school each day.
Most full boarders stay at school seven nights per week, although they can go home at weekends if they wish. They are also allowed to visit their friends who live locally and stay with them. Embury House offers an extensive weekend programme for boarding students. Excursions to places of interest both locally and further afield are organised every weekend for the boys. The boys make the most of trips to city centre attractions, the cinema, open-farms and lasertag, and have ventured even further afield on a recent trip to Alton Towers in England.
It is difficult to describe the homely, friendly atmosphere in boarding at Embury and to do it justice. There is no substitute for coming to have a look around and meeting the Head Resident Master, Mr Iain Wallace. Please do not hesitate to contact our admissions office should you wish to book a tour or if you have any further questions.