Boarding at Great Walstead
The Boarding House is run by Graham and Rachel Floyd, who have many years boarding experience. We have three young children and live attached to the dorms. Our aim is to create a warm, friendly, 'home from home' atmosphere.
We offer flexible boarding for pupils in Years 3-8. Boarding is available Monday to Thursday. Some pupils board occasionally, perhaps coming in for a special event, whilst others choose a regular night each week. Our regular boarders often choose to book one night per week with a group of friends. Boarding is a great way for children to develop friendships.
The boarders enjoy a wide variety of activities including sports hall games, art and craft, baking, swimming, jewellery making, fashion shows, and games in the woods. There are frequent outings to places such as outdoor activity centres, the 'Laser Hub' and the 'Aztec Fun Pool'. There is also plenty of time for boarders to just relax and be themselves and enjoy the facilities in our superbly equipped Common Room.
Boarding helps children to develop invaluable life skills, such as independence, confidence and organisation. Our boarders also learn to work as a team and to be understanding of others and their needs. The flexible approach that we offer is also excellent preparation for those considering boarding at Senior School.
If you would like to find out more we would be delighted to give you a tour of the boarding house.
Graham & Rachel Floyd