Boarding at Bosworth Independent College
- Home From Home
Home From HomeAt Bosworth College we offer both full and weekly boarding. All the supervised houses are furnished in a similar style and have a common room and a small kitchen area as well as laundry facilities.The common room has some indoor recreational facilities including television, DVD player, computer, pool tables and free wireless broadband internet. Residential students from 14-18 years of age reside in our fully supervised boarding houses. Older students, with approval, may transfer to a college senior house. All accommodation is single sex with a choice of a single or twin shared rooms.Meals are taken in our cafeteria-style dining hall, where we typically provide a choice of four different meals, catering for all tastes and recognising any dietary needs. During the week, Monday-Friday, we also have a modern bistro style café where students can elect to have a lighter lunch or snack.We take an active interest in the health of our students.
The restaurant and bistro are both located in St George’s, and at evenings and weekends this is a central meeting place for students.
- Boarding Houses
Boarding HousesThere are 6 supervised boarding houses where a house parent and day-time supervisors provide care and support.The buildings all have a secure coded entrance and are centrally heated, providing students with a warm and safe environment where they may relax, study and socialise with their housemates. We provide single or twin rooms, and each bedroom is separately locked.
The size of each house varies slightly, accommodating on average twenty-five students. Allocation to a boarding house is based on gender and age.House parents, as well as offering welfare support, also ensure that students adhere to the boarding rules, which are suitable for the appropriate age groups.
House parents will offer younger students greater guidance with respect to laundry routines, hygiene, and homework sessions, all of which help to show students, away from home for the first time, how to organise their daily lives.
- Senior Houses
Senior HousesStudents who have completed at least one term in Bosworth, are over seventeen years of age, have approval of the College and parental permission, may choose to transfer to one of our senior houses.
An atmosphere of independence is fostered under the care and supervision of Bosworth. It is ideal preparation for their eventual progression to student life at university. Mostly single bedrooms are available in the senior houses, which are all close to the College and, although the students have the use of a well-equipped kitchen, the College continues to provide three meals a day in its dining rooms.At weekends students may choose to cook some meals for themselves, for example, a house breakfast or late lunch. Throughout the week the student rooms are cleaned and serviced by our team of domestic staff, but students are expected to maintain respectable living standards. On-call supervisors will make random inspections, calling at weekends or in the evenings.
Students have strict guidelines to follow and, should the responsibilities of unsupervised accommodation be abused, we will transfer students back to a supervised house.
- Host Families
Host FamiliesSome of our overseas students prefer to stay with a British family and Bosworth has a limited number of families who are prepared to offer a home to our students. This is not a typical homestay arrangement since all meals are taken in the college dining halls and students are able to join in the full social life of Bosworth, before returning to their families to sleep. All the host families we use are within walking distance of the College.