The majority of our pupils are boarders. Boarding helps to develop confidence and community spirit, independence and respect for others, self-motivation and social skills. Our extended day allows boarders and day pupils to build good relationships with teachers outside the classroom and forge lifelong friendships. All pupils have extensive access to our facilities and the activities programme, learning new skills and increasing self confidence.
Junior and senior girls live in a modern, purpose-built house. Junior and senior boys are accommodated on a year group basis in boarding houses and annexes.
Every inspection has praised our multi-layered, pastoral care system. Day-to-day care of junior and senior pupils in their accommodation areas is provided by Houseparents. In addition, all pupils are members of a House. Each Housemaster and Housemistress is assisted by a team of tutors who meet their pupils regularly, and are responsible for all facets of a pupil's school-life. Housemasters and Housemistresses work hard at building relationships with their pupils and parents, and can be contacted at any time.
Formal year group parent-teachers meetings are held regularly and written reports are sent home throughout a child's career at Stanbridge Earls.
Year group assemblies are held once a week in the ancient Main House Chapel. There is a service each Sunday evening. Most pupils are members of the Church of England but all faiths are welcome. Every effort is made to help those with other religious beliefs to attend an appropriate place of worship.
The library plays important roles in helping pupils research coursework projects and encouraging them to enjoy reading. Our full time librarian ensures that there is a good range of teenage magazines and books.back to top
Boarding School - Goulds
Boarding School - Main House
Boarding School - Agora
Boarding School - Annexes