‘Pupils are provided with an excellent level of care and pastoral support. They are cared for by staff who know them well; their views are sought and they feel listened to. The school provides pupils with a safe and nurturing environment and an extensive programme of activities that contributes to their social and self-help skills.’
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For children who reside with us, boarding is more than just a place to sleep. Here at Taverham Hall School it is a world of warmth, adventure, friendship and independence. Put simply, it’s home-from-home.
The boarding dormitories are packed with family photos, pictures and games. Children enjoy a personal space to make their own and no two dorms are the same. Personal duvet covers and keepsakes help children to develop a sense of identity while maintaining an important link with home.
Our boarders range in age from 7 – 13 years old. Friendships are forged across the years and the natural instinct for older children to look out for the younger ones is encouraged. Respect for each other’s differences and needs come naturally to our close-knit community.
In our familiar and supportive environment, boarding experience is particularly valuable as preparation for boarding in senior schools. Children who live locally often take advantage of our flexi boarding and taster night options to see for themselves what boarding offers. One or two nights a week can be enough to encourage confidence and independence. Most children after all enjoy having a sleep over with friends!
Weekly boarders board with us from Monday morning at breakfast time until Friday afternoon. This option is particularly popular with families who might otherwise face a long daily commute and it enables pupils to participate in boarding life during the week.
Flexi boarding is a very popular form of boarding, with children spending one, two or more set nights a week at school or on an ad-hoc basis. For parents who find themselves with unexpected work commitments it can be a helpful addition to their support network.
Day pupils often switch from flexi to weekly boarding as they progress through the school.
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All meals are prepared on school grounds by our own catering team who are dedicated to providing nutritious, healthy food options – and making them appealing to children! Day pupils, from Nursery to Prep, join boarders for a cooked meal at lunchtime.
Evening meal option
View a typical daily menu.
Fun and games
Taverham Hall’s forest setting provides great opportunity for evening den building, tree climbing and all sorts of outdoor games. Barbecues are favoured in the summer while karaoke and dressing up in the dorms and hide and seek in the grounds are popular activities all year round. Snooker, pool, table tennis and table football are also available.
Just as vibrancy and stimulation is essential for a happy child, we also understand that relaxation and nurturing is important too. Cosy corners stuffed with cushions and sofas, TVs, DVD players and music systems allow for that all-important down time. The headmaster and his family live next to the girls’ dorms and the school’s residential matron lives on the boys’ floor. Other staff also ‘live-in’, so children never need to look far for a little individual attention.
‘The quality of boarding education is excellent; no effort is spared to ensure that it is a positive and enriching experience which contributes significantly to pupils’ personal development. The boarders relate very well to one another and to their house staff.’ ISI inspection report November 2010.
Taverham Hall dormitories - Pike, Badgers, Hedgehogs, Squirrels
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