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Located within the heart of the main school, our boarding house is very much an extended family. It is valued as a home away from home for our boarders; creating a relaxed and comfortable environment separate from academic life at the school.

Alongside the separate boys' and girls' sides, which include dormitories and washrooms, we have a lovely common room; this houses table football, boardgames, shelves full to the brim with books, art supplies, a television with sofas and beanbags, and a mini pool table. We offer a full laundry service, as well as a dispensary and the ministrations of a school nurse.

At the centre of the boarding house is the Senior Houseparent, Katherine Kirkwood's flat.  We also employ Gap Students who are not only involved in school life but very much feel like older and more responsible siblings to the boarders.

Children board for many reasons but, whatever the reason, we will do our best to accommodate. We offer full, weekly or flexible boarding open to all Prep children. We hope boarding life at Vinehall will help support families as the children go through the school year.

Our flexi-boarding choice offers an easy solution for parents who may have social or work engagements and we would like our care to be considered as a first option for families.

Weekly boarding at Vinehall gives you the best of both worlds - a fantastic education, with outstanding facilities in beautiful surroundings, alongside the fun that goes with boarding, plus a hassle-free weekly commute and weekends spent at home.

All boarders have the opportunity to enjoy additional co-curricular activities such as ballet, cookery, fitness, judo, carpentry and swimming, as well as further supervised prep sessions to ensure that academic levels are maintained.