Senior Preparatory Boarding: (Click for handbook)

Why our pupils relish the opportunity to board
  • They benefit academically in having more lessons timetabled into longer days.
  • They benefit from after school clubs and extra lessons in subjects that they either have a passion for or need extra preparation in. e.g. extra classes are timetabled in advance of 11+, 13+ common entrance or scholarship exams
  • After supper the children have their own downtime to spend time with their friends in enjoying the school’s amazing facilities playing tennis, playing football on the astro or accessing the Google chromebooks.
  • Boarding undoubtedly develops our pupils’ confidence and independence
  • The children enjoy a freedom in choosing how to spend their free time that is very difficult to recreate at home in a world where children can’t easily spend time away from adults at the park or walk to their friends’ houses
Why our parents like our flexible boarding approach
  • Our parents are a diverse mix of people some of whom are familiar with boarding but many of whom have had no experience of it until their child arrives at Terra Nova! The concept of flexible boarding dovetails with family life.
  • Boarding undoubtedly develops our pupils’ confidence and independence
  • Practically speaking, having after school activities and supper all available at school saves parents’ time and petrol costs.
  • Our pupils’ in Year 7&8 are changing from children to young people, they seek a greater degree of independence from their parents which is available to them in the safe environment of school.
  • Terra Nova is a magical place for children to grow up in
Why we as a school benefit from offering a boarding provision

We are the only boarding school in Cheshire, just another reason our school is uniquely wonderful!

The staff and structures in place to support boarding enhance what we are able to offer our pupils, just some examples of this are detailed below:

  • medical care from the matrons,
  • freshly cooked breakfast, lunch, teas and suppers from the on site kitchen,
  • the Gap year students who support the boarding & sports aspects of school and at 18/19 years old become like older siblings for our pupils.
  • The boarding provision enables our school to be an extension of our pupils’ homes, in essence our school is a community with boarding at its heart.
What we've been doing in Senior Preparatory

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A typical day in Senior Prep

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