Our Boarding House
Chafyn Grove has one boarding house, shared between boys and girls and looked after by our Houseparent Mr Thomas Browning-Stamp, who is also a teacher in the school as well as Miss Edwards, our Deputy Houseparent who also teaches at Chafyn. Our emphasis is on Family boarding: a community where everyone knows each other well. We do not segregate by age or gender in the way that larger, separate houses must. Nor do we empty at the weekend or rely upon a large, less-integrated overseas contingent. We have around 20 full boarders, the majority of whom are British children from military families. Ages range from 7 to 13, with an equal balance of boys and girls. Children share a room with one or two others of the same age. There are an additional twenty children who board for a few nights each week (Flexi- or weekly boarders).
The benefits of boarding at Chafyn Grove are that we are an exceptionally flexible, welcoming and warm place to be. We have a great mixture of regular weekly boarders as well as full time boarders and odd night boarders. The boarders enjoy a variety of evening activities throughout the week as well as extra support with prep, additional lessons and support in organising their schedules.
Boarders benefit from small numbers in dorms where they can take charge of their personal space, accept responsibility and have a strong pupil voice. We have a Head Boarder who supports the younger pupils and provides a key bridge from staff to pupil.