Rossall has welcomed boarders since 1844, and today is a friendly, supportive home from home for students from across the country and the world.
At Rossall the overwhelming feeling is one of togetherness, our students make the school their home through building friendships with their peers, supported by the care and diligence of our staff.
Boarding at Rossall is very much in tune with 21st-century life. There’s a family atmosphere in the houses, comfortable communal areas, campus-wide Wi-Fi access, carefully appointed study bedrooms, and state-of-the-art facilities.
BENEFITS OF BOARDING:
Our boarders develop great friendships and social skills, independence and understanding, as well as a warmth of spirit and character that will serve them well at university and throughout their lives.
Our beautifully appointed boarding houses are at the heart of an extended family made up of students and knowledgeable, caring houseparents and tutors who are attuned to the needs of the young people in their care.
Boarders join day pupils and staff to eat in the Dining Hall, where there is delicious and nutritious food to suit every taste.
DAY OR BOARDING?
One of the key considerations when joining Rossall is whether to be a boarder or day pupil.
The choice is, in fact, even greater than that with three boarding options:
If you live close enough to be a day pupil, the beauty of a school such as Rossall is that the boarding option is always there as a possibility. As you move up the School perhaps you want to free up additional time for study or give you increased levels of independence as preparation for leaving home and university life.
The other major advantage of being a day pupil at a school which is 50% boarding is that the opportunity to arrive early enough for breakfast or stay late to enjoy supper and prep time is always there. The extensive facilities on campus which are open to boarders are also available for day students.
Anchor is our dedicated Junior Boarding House for ages 7 to 13.
Anchor House is full of fun and laughter; from baking in the kitchen, to celebrating a birthday or taking part in one of our many house trips, there’s always something to do and someone to do it with.
As well as a varied activities programme, all of the house staff are committed to developing and supporting all students with their academic needs, ensuring that all of our children succeed and reach their maximum potential.
The diverse range of ages, cultures and languages at Anchor House helps our students develop life skills that will help them succeed at Rossall and more importantly in their future lives.
Junior boarding activities include weekend trips to the local town accompanied by a house tutor and fun off-site excursions such as:
There are eight Houses for Senior boarders with three for girls:
and five Houses for boys:
Pupils tell us that boarding means being part of a big family: everyone is there for each other. The support and encouragement of our Houseparents, Tutors, Captains and Monitors ensures students quickly become involved in the life of their boarding house. There are also friendly inter-house competitions which are a feature of life on campus.
All Houses have triple, double and single bedrooms, a common room, a large games room, a kitchen for snacks and weekend baking and a library with computer workstations and internet access.
While each House has its own unique history and personality, all foster an environment in which boarders are encouraged to achieve their true potential and develop valuable skills and qualities such as:
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