The boarding house is an integral part of Beaudesert. We offer weekly and flexi-boarding, with the flexi option being very popular with children and parents alike. Children may start boarding from Year 4, and by Year 8 most boys and girls will have usually had some boarding experience prior to moving to their senior schools. Over the course of any given school year, approximately 150 girls and boys will have been a Beaudesert boarder.
Tom and Joey Layton are our Houseparents here at Beaudesert. They live as a family in the boarding house with their two children, Sid and Agi, plus their two whippets, Tusker and Banksy. In addition to looking after the boarders, Tom is a Year 4 form teacher and teaches English as well as Computing to Pre-prep and Year 3 children, whilst Joey is a part-time teacher in the Learning Support department. Tom is also our Head of e-Safety.
The Laytons have experienced boarding both in UK schools and abroad when they both worked in the boarding houses at Pembroke House school in Kenya. Do feel free to get in touch with Tom and Joey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom and Joey are assisted by an able 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.
When commenting on boarding here at Beaudesert, the latest ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) report said; “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.”