Being a Boarder is the most authentic way to experience a Harrow education; after all, Harrow School, London has been offering a boarding-only education for 450 Years!
Our boarders benefit from being part of a community, from learning to live alongside others, and from having world-class facilities right on their doorstep.
Our boarders can choose from a range of additional sporting, academic, creative and wellbeing activities after school. These sessions provide boarders with further opportunities to access the school’s facilities, develop new and existing skills, support their mental health, and interact with peers from other Houses – all the while being continually supported by Harrow staff.
Our weekend programme allows our full time boarders to experience a range of activities on and off campus and with our ‘Service Sunday’ programme, they are able to ‘give back’ to our local community.
A key benefit of a Harrow International education, apart from academic excellence, is our holistic approach.
All boarders can choose from a range of sporting, academic, musical, creative and wellbeing activities. These sessions provide boarders with further opportunities to access the school’s facilities, develop new and existing skills, support their mental health, and interact with peers from other Houses – all the while being continually supported by Harrow teaching staff.
What most pupils remember from the Boarding experience is the friendships they made.
In a Boarding House, pupils live with their friends, have meals with them and share the joys and tribulations of everyday school life. We see these strong and deep friendships growing over the years. Not only do pupils keep in touch with one another, we are proud to say many keep in touch with the school, long after they have left.
Each Boarding House has a House Master or Mistress and designated House Parents. These staff foster a close-knit, family atmosphere in which Boarders feel at home, and in which they feel happy, secure and valued.
Staff are also on hand to help with each Boarder’s day to day organisation; getting pupils up in the morning, ensuring they have all the equipment they need for the days study, assisting with any issues and providing a listening ear.
Our Boarding Houses are staffed throughout the night, with pupils able to call on staff as needed.