Boarding at Maidwell


Maidwell Hall offers full and midweek boarding, alongside its full provision for day pupils. 

This flexibility gives parents the opportunity to choose a boarding option that fits around their lifestyle, location and preferences.

Children who live more locally often choose to attend as a day pupil and day pupils are fully integrated into the school community, with many choosing to stay at school for evening activities and joining in on weekend trips.

Options for boarders 

Full boarding is available for all Prep pupils, with around half of our boarders choosing to board at school for seven nights a week, returning home for fortnightly leave-out weekends, and school holidays.

Midweek boarders can choose either a two-night (Thursday and Friday) or a three-night option (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). Children can choose the midweek boarding options throughout their time at Maidwell, and there is no expectation that they will move on to full boarding.

We believe the midweek boarding option gives children an excellent taster of boarding life, in preparation for full boarding at senior school. For children who live in the area, midweek boarding also enables them to balance family time at home with extra time at school with their friends for a two or three nights each week.

Our boarding routines

On weekdays, our youngest pupils go upstairs to bed soon after the end of the day’s activities. They have some time to play board games or card games and to read, or enjoy a bedtime story. Older children have slightly later bedtimes, giving them more free time in the evenings to socialise, read and relax.

Our cosy and homely dormitories house between three and eight children. We encourage our boarders to personalise their space with toys, posters, photos and bed linen from home.

There are separate boarding areas for boys and girls, each with their own common room areas. There is also a communal area on the mezzanine floor where children have their evening ‘grog’ before bedtime.

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