At Clifton College, we provide a nurturing and supportive atmosphere in which your child is encouraged to seize each opportunity and fulfil their potential. The boarding houses provide a comfortable, safe and secure home-from-home for your son or daughter, where they will form close bonds and friendships that will last a lifetime.
There are two boarding Houses in the Preparatory School; Poole’s for girls and Hartnell’s for boys. The Houses are run by a dedicated team of caring staff, including a Housemaster or Housemistress and tutors. The matron is the centre of each House; she knows the whereabouts of every item of clothing, provides emotional support and will be a constant fixture in your child’s life. Boarding begins at Year 4 and continues throughout The Preparatory School and into The Upper School. They will be part of a dorm of between three and six other children, most of whom bond for life.