Our boarding house accommodates students in bedrooms up to a maximum of 3 students. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Our accommodation provides appropriate separation between boys and girls. Boarders have suitable facilities for organised and private study and access to computers to do their homework.
Out of school hours there is a boarder’s lounge for social purposes where students can relax, chat and watch television or play games. There is a kitchenette for students to make, serve and consume drinks, snacks and light meals.
From the moment our boarders arrive they join our extended family and many become friends for life. Together they create a happy, relaxed atmosphere in the boarding house, ensuring a special home to return to after each school day. Boarding life is fun, with a variety of weekend activities available.
At the weekends boarders can walk into town, educational and recreational trips are organised to museums, theatres, the cinema and places of cultural and historical interest, barbeques (in the summer), students can play tennis, football, hockey, netball, basketball and tables tennis within the grounds of the school.
All students are nurtured and guided in their work and play. Our Sixth Form boarders are prepared for the independence and self-discipline they will need at University, by having their own rooms in which to work and organise their individual programme of study. We offer a variety of extra-curricular activities including music lessons, sporting clubs and fixtures, drama and debating.
We provide a happy and secure environment where children show an eagerness to thrive and learn together and where each is valued for the unique contribution they can make to our school.
A real strength at The Park School is our pastoral care and family atmosphere. The school has a caring, family feel with a strong emphasis on nurturing children.
Boarding at The Park School means becoming part of a close-knit family who always look out for each other.
"No matter what the problem is, everyone is there just waiting to give you some help if you need it." Boarder since 2011
Our boarding staff are always available and carry out a full induction of school processes and procedures (such as fire drills, meal times, laundry, shopping facilities and opening times).
Existing students help new boarders to settle in, find their way around and feel welcome. The boarding house team will make themselves known to you when you arrive at The Park School. They are there to help and support you during your time at the Park.
All international pupils need to have a UK-based Guardian over the age of 25 for the duration of their stay.
You may wish to appoint your own guardian if you have friends or family in the UK or we can appoint a guardian and make arrangements through a guardian agency that we work closely with.
We do not have exeat weekends at The Park School so boarders remain in the boarding house at weekends.
Our highly dedicated and experienced catering team have seen the range and quality of school meals increase with the investment in new kitchen equipment, a new look server and exciting new menus.
There is always a wide variety of delicious and healthy meals on offer with our themed days being particularly popular.
The Park School has a reputation for academic success and while it retains the Christian tradition on which it was founded it welcomes pupils from all denominations and faiths.
Students are encouraged to integrate into British cultural traditions and the school also takes part in and celebrates our boarders own cultural traditions
Going off school premises
On a Friday night boarders are permitted to go into the town until 6.00 pm, however, they must sign in and out and are not allowed to go alone. The town is only a short 5 minute walk from the school, with a number of large stores: Marks and Spencer and Tesco for example. Saturday’s often consist of sports or other activities in the morning and then boarders are free to go into town, or to go on an organised trip out, for example to Street (a bigger shopping centre), the cinema, Bristol or Bath (large nearby cities) and cultural and historical places of interest. On Sunday’s there is also usually free time to go into town, followed by lunch, prep, a compulsory hour of games (to help all the children bond with each other) and evening church every other week.