Boarding House Room

As the parent of an international student in a UK boarding school it is natural to worry about their living conditions. You may have chosen a school that has an excellent academic track record and a varied curriculum, but you want to be able to make sure that your child has everything that they need to live comfortably – it is the only way that they will be able to focus on their studies, and on your part you will not have to worry so much.
Different schools offer different boarding facilities. In most you will find that students live in shared dormitories – there may be several to a cubicle. In others you can get your child more private facilities but you will have to pay more. Whatever you choose the important thing is to make sure that your child is getting everything that is required. Before they set off for school you should visit together and see what kind of arrangements are in place. After that come up with a list of everything that your child will need and then find out from the school whether or not it is provided. Don’t forget the small things; something as simple as difficulties doing laundry can leave your child feeling quite lost.
Look into the kind of diet that the school offers. If your child has special needs for health or religious reasons they should be catered to with ease. Every student should get at least 3 balanced meals a day and snacks in between.
Students should be supervised at all times whether they are in class or in the dormitory. There should be a clear pecking order among the staff so that in case there is a problem your child knows to whom it should be addressed.
We recommend that you try the Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies; they have some of the best boarding facilities and an excellent academic track record.