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Pampatpear Mon 05-Feb-18 16:13:23

I just wonder if you know any other full boarding schools where the majority of pupils are at school during weekends besides Downside school? (80% full boarders) Thanks.

propatria Mon 05-Feb-18 17:30:27

Downside isnt full boarding..

user1469682920 Mon 05-Feb-18 17:47:58

St edwards oxford

happygardening Mon 05-Feb-18 21:01:44

St Edwards is now offering weekly boarding as well as full boarding IME it’s a slippery slope. .
Boys full boarding Winchester Eton Radley Harrow, coed Kings Canterbury Marlborough Uppingham Rugby.

Dancingdreamer Mon 05-Feb-18 21:54:13

Marlborough. Almost all there full time.

happygardening Mon 05-Feb-18 22:03:39

Where are you getting your 80% are full boarders at Downside figure from? My neighbours send/sent their DC’s there they come home every weekend. If it’s ISI reports they classify weekly boarding as full boarding.

expatmigrant Mon 05-Feb-18 23:18:06

Millfield is full boarding apart from day pupils. 3 exeats per term, not allowed to leave school until after games/matches on Saturday, back for Sunday evening. Only one fixed exeat in November, all others can be taken as students/parents choice.

Frankfurt17 Mon 05-Feb-18 23:19:38


salsamummy Mon 05-Feb-18 23:24:19

Sherborne has day boys but the majority are full boarding.

Pumakutari Mon 05-Feb-18 23:30:06

Christ's Hospital, Horsham. A very few day pupils, but everyone else is full boarding.

ArgosTheDog Mon 05-Feb-18 23:31:14

Cheltenham Ladies College

Koala72 Mon 05-Feb-18 23:34:56

Mostly all of them!

Malvern College. A really excellent co-ed boarding school.

happygardening Tue 06-Feb-18 00:03:25

“not allowed to leave school until after matches/games on Saturday back on Sunday evening”
I call that weekly boarding, for me full boarding is staying in school 7 days a week not being allowed home on Saturday after games back Sunday PM.
This is your problem OP everyone has a slightly different understanding of the term “full boarding”.

Pampatpear Tue 06-Feb-18 05:21:26

Thanks so much everyone for your comments. I will do more research about the schools you've recommended.

@happygardening I agree with what you described about the full boarding definition as I researched (mainly online) quite a bit about it and found it quite rare. Am I right?

Pampatpear Tue 06-Feb-18 05:23:48

@happygardening Regarding Downside, I got the 80% full boarders number from their website, I guess.

Pampatpear Tue 06-Feb-18 05:25:50

@user1469682920 Thanks. I really like St Edwards oxford, It's ideal for us. However, according to their website, the application deadline for September 2018 has already passed. So, I need to keep searching.

Pampatpear Tue 06-Feb-18 05:29:55

@dancingdreamer You mean the Marlborough Church of England School in Woodstock?

Pampatpear Tue 06-Feb-18 05:32:09

@salsamummy @Frankfurt17 Sorry,I forgot to mention. I'm looking for a co ed for DD.

Gruach Tue 06-Feb-18 05:34:10

You want a full boarding school for this September?

Good luck ...

Chocolatear Tue 06-Feb-18 05:52:26

Epsom College has full boarders and day pupils.

FrankUnderwoodsWife Tue 06-Feb-18 05:57:04

All of the boarding schools for entry Sept 2018 have had their entrance exams and offers have gone out.
The best thing, in your position to do, is identify which school you want to send your DD to, call the registrar and beg them for a place. Also get your DDs school write a AAA* recommendation for her.

noaccountingfortaste Tue 06-Feb-18 06:04:53

Not co- ed but Heathfield School in Ascot is full boarding.

Gruach Tue 06-Feb-18 06:13:59

Ah, OP, you have another thread on the same subject!

SandLand Tue 06-Feb-18 06:15:04

There was a thread yesterday with loads of suggestions on it, might be worth trying to find that one.

SandLand Tue 06-Feb-18 06:16:02

Ah, ok, it was your thread. You've probably seen it then!

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