We have Day, Day-Plus, Flexi and Full Boarding pupils, which allows each child to have as much access to boarding as they wish. Our flexible packages are designed with busy families in mind. We aim to give our parents exactly what they are looking for and recognise that these needs can vary from family to family. It can also provide a safety net for emergencies or convenience for spontaneous weekend plans.

Each child receives the same level of care regardless of whether they are a day pupil or a boarder. Boarding provides a distinct family feel to the school and our round-the-clock support ensures that the children’s needs are met with the utmost care. We attempt to create an atmosphere similar to that of home, where the children are encouraged to work and play hard. The children are expected to complete academic work and then the focus shifts to a time of relaxation and for them to unwind as they would at home. The activities offered allow the children to follow different avenues of interest and access to the grounds and facilities gives them space to explore outdoor hobbies.

I am far away from home, but The Elms has become my new home where I feel part of a big friendly family.

When I leave I will miss The Elms because it’s a small school and everyone knows each other.

A YEAR 8 BOARDER

A Sample Day for the Main School

08.30Assembly or Chapel
08.40 - 09.20Lesson 1
09.23 - 10.03Lesson 2
10.06 - 10.46Lesson 3
10.46 - 11.06Break (4)
11.06 - 11.46Lesson 5
11.49 - 12.29Lesson 6
12.30 - 13.20Lunch (7)
13.25 - 14.05Lesson 8 or Games
14.15 - 14.55Lesson 9 or Games
14.55 - 15.10Little Tea (10)
15.10 - 15.10Lesson 11
15.50 - 16.30Lesson 12
16.40 - 17.40Clubs
17.40 - 18.20Supper

A breakdown of the new fees for Year 4 upwards from September 2021

NEW Day feeDay PlusFlexi BoardingFull Boarding
£4,995£6,665£7,530£8,535
A full education from Monday to Friday
8.40am – 4.40pm
A full education from Monday – Saturday* up to 7.00p.m. and with a boarding option
* Saturday is optional
A full education from Monday – Saturday* up to 7.00p.m. and with a boarding option
* Saturday is optional
A full education from Monday – Saturday* up to 7.00p.m. and with a boarding option
* Saturday is optional
Full academic syllabusFull academic syllabusFull academic syllabusFull academic syllabus
Integrated Humanities ProgrammeIntegrated Humanities ProgrammeIntegrated Humanities ProgrammeIntegrated Humanities Programme
Dedicated pastoral careDedicated pastoral careDedicated pastoral careDedicated pastoral care
Online tuition in lockdownOnline tuition in lockdownOnline tuition in lockdownOnline tuition in lockdown
2 course home cooked lunch2 course home cooked lunch2 course home cooked lunch2 course home cooked lunch
Little teaLittle teaLittle teaLittle tea
Sport and Wednesday matchesSport and Wednesday matchesSport and Wednesday matchesSport and Wednesday matches
Art, Music and DramaArt, Music and DramaArt, Music and DramaArt, Music and Drama
Access to all facilitiesAccess to all facilitiesAccess to all facilitiesAccess to all facilities
Support for SEN and G&TSupport for SEN and G&TSupport for SEN and G&TSupport for SEN and G&T
Senior School tests, interviews and guidanceSenior School tests, interviews and guidanceSenior School tests, interviews and guidanceSenior School tests, interviews and guidance
Onsite medical careOnsite medical careOnsite medical careOnsite medical care
House competitionsHouse competitionsHouse competitionsHouse competitions
ICT provisionICT provisionICT provisionICT provision
Bus serviceBus serviceBus service
Own bed – for boarding optionOwn bed – for nights in schoolOwn bed
STEAM programmeSTEAM programmeSTEAM programme
Saturday sport and matchesSaturday sport and matchesSaturday sport and matches
Pre-breakfast clubsPre-breakfast clubsPre-breakfast clubs
Clubs 4.40p.m. – 5.40p.m.Clubs 4.40p.m. – 5.40p.m.Clubs 4.40p.m. – 5.40p.m.
Equestrian optionsEquestrian optionsEquestrian options
Rural Studies optionsRural Studies optionsRural Studies options
Year 4 Humphrey’s ClubYear 4 Humphrey’s ClubYear 4 Humphrey’s Club (included in fee)
Supper and pre-bed snacksSupper and pre-bed snacksSupper and pre-bed snacks
Supervised evening prep for Years 7 and 8Supervised evening prep for Years 7 and 8Supervised evening prep for Years 7 and 8
Evening activitiesEvening activitiesEvening activities
Boarding provision at £45 per nightFlexi boarding 2 nights a week included in feeFull laundry service
Additional boarding at £40 per nightFull boarding experience
Boarding reportsSaturday evening activity programme
Busy weekends with activities and outings
Boarding reports
Farm and ponies pre-breakfast
Film and tuck nights
Sunday chapel and letter writing
Supervised appropriate use of devices
Full boarding preparation for Senior School
Medical and dental appointments arranged
Close relationships with guardians