Jamie and Emma Holmes are our houseparents and live in the boarding house with their sons Hector and Oscar and Digby the dog! The Holmes were previously teaching at Farleigh School where they were assistant houseparents. In addition to looking after the boarders, Jamie is a Year 4 form teacher and teaches Maths and English and Emma is a Year 2 Form Teacher. Do feel free to contact them at:
The Boarding House is an integral part of Beaudesert. We offer weekly and flexi-boarding, which is very popular for children and parents alike. Children may start boarding from Year 4 and by Year 8 most boys and girls will have had some boarding experience prior to moving to their senior schools. Over the course of the year approximately 150 girls and boys will have been a Beaudesert Boarder.
The resident houseparents are assisted by a team of matrons, and two qualified nurses who all keep a friendly watch over the children. Staff supervise evening activities but are also aware that children like some ‘time out’ after a busy school day.
The latest ISI boarding inspection report quotes:
“The quality of boarding education is outstanding and fully meets the school’s aims.”
“Pupils appreciate the boarding experience because it gives them more time to spend with their friends, as well as providing an environment in which they can do their prep without distraction. They value the opportunity of being able to ask staff for help should they need it. … Pupils say that they learn social skills and independence through boarding. They are highly satisfied with their boarding experience and enthusiastic in recommending it to others.