Boarding at Packwood is an enduringly popular option offering children a home from home, and flexibility for parents. Boarders enjoy a happy, friendly, supportive environment in which they flourish. They benefit from first-class pastoral care, support and stability provided by a dedicated and professional team of houseparents, matrons and landing tutors.
The quality of boarding provision at Packwood is highly praised in the Independent Schools Inspectorate report (October 2015). As well as reporting on the excellent standard of care boarders receive, the inspectors also noted that 'Boarders develop key qualities such as tolerance, confidence and independence' and praised the 'family atmosphere and sense of community both in the boarding houses and throughout the school.'
Pupils may choose to become a boarder at any stage. There are three types of boarding:
• 1-3 regular nights per week
This is a very good introduction to boarding life. We are always happy to offer anyone interested a taste of boarding. Please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if your child would like to see what it is like.
• Transitional boarding
For the first three terms of being a boarder, a child is called a ‘transitional boarder’ and has the option to go home after Games on Saturdays and return either on Sunday night or Monday morning. However, there are so many excellent activities available on Sundays that very often transitional boarders choose to stay at school on Saturday evenings.
• Full boarding
Boarders are at school for the duration of school sessions.
Each term there are some Optional Sundays, in addition to exeat weekends, when boarders may choose to be away from school.
All Year 8 boarders are full boarders.