Full & Flexi Boarding Schools in Surrey

Some children like to board because it is an essential preparation for their years at Public School. Others like to board simply because it is wonderful fun! Whatever reason your child has for boarding you can guarantee it will help to develop their confidence and independence. We offer three types of boarding at Edgeborough:

Weekly/Full Boarding

Older pupils often participate in weekly boarding from Monday to Thursday, this brings with it many advantages. Learning about boarding life before starting senior school in a gentle and relaxed environment makes transition extremely easy when the pupils move on. The consistency of the routine also helps children to feel more settled and increases the feeling of belonging to the boarding community.


Some children like to build-up their boarding experience more slowly and instead choose to stay for one or two nights every week. These nights are booked-in for the term ahead and the children’s beds are kept free for them to use. However, the availability of these places is limited and where there is competition for beds, priority will be given firstly to full boarders, and then to Year 8 boarders.

Emergency Boarding

Where family circumstances dictate, we are happy to take occasional boarders provided there is sufficient space. You can find all of our Boarding fees here.

Click here for our comprehensive guide to our Boarding house, including staff, facilities and all the fun activities on offer. To contact the Boarding House email boarding@edgeborough.co.uk or telephone 01252 797004.

Our boarding school house enhances the overall experience of pupils in the school.

Boarding – Day to day life
Boarding FAQs
Boarding – Day to day life

Edgeborough offers a modern take, providing a safe, home from home environment. It is an exciting opportunity to stay overnight with friends – either flexi or weekly from Monday to Friday (4 nights a week). We try to be as flexible as possible to tailor the experience to your needs. We fully utilise all the available facilities and grounds – invaluable if you are considering boarding at a senior school in the future.

The Boarding House is run by Mrs Buckey. In addition, Mr Yates is the Assistant Housemaster and supported by his wife Hannah. Mr Yates is also a full time teacher and Form Tutor. The boarding team is also ably assisted by the Matron, Miss Fleming Chart, Miss Hinchliffe, Mr Lane and four GAP year students so there are plenty of staff around to support and nurture your child.

The Boarding House is situated in the main house, Frensham Place, and can facilitate 52 boarders. There is a cosy Common Room where all the girls and boys can mix and relax whilst watching TV or playing games and also a newly refurbished kitchen which is the hub of the house and is always a hive of activity. The house provides an atmosphere that develops trust, respect and a sense of responsibility, as well as a strong sense of community.

The dormitories vary in size from four beds to ten. There is ample storage and space, while bed linen is provided to ease the pressure on already busy parents.

Snacks and opportunities to cook are always on the agenda with the boarders and they have access to a variety of optional snacks such as fruit, cereal and toast during the evening. Boarders also have the opportunity to try their hand at baking and making pizzas amongst other tasty things. There is always squash and water available and in the frostier months there is an abundance of hot chocolate.

The Boarding Staff operate an open door policy and are accessible to all boarders always.

Boarding Time Table
7.15am Wake upOpen curtains, make beds, clear floor, and prepare for day the ahead.
7.30am House MeetingMeet in Common Room for daily notices.
7.35am – 8.00am Breakfast In Main Dining Room
8.00am Preparation for day ahead / Surgery TimeBrush teeth and collect what is needed for the day. Those requiring medication go to see Matron. Those not boarding, please leave your overnight bag in the Common Room. Music practice opportunity!
8.15am Change OverThose coming in please leave your bag at bottom of your bed.
6.30pm Boarders chill.
7.30pm Boarding ActivitiesCheck what’s on and what you have signed-up for. Make sure you sign-in with the member of staff on duty.
8.15pm Drinks and Snacks in the Common Room
8.00pm Year 4 Shower time and get ready for bed
8.15pm Year 4 FOG – Feet Off the GroundQuiet reading in bed
8.25pm Year 4 Lights out
8.30pm Year 5-6 Shower time and get ready for bed
8.45pm Year 5-6 FOG – Feet Off the GroundQuiet reading in bed
9.00pm Year 5-6 Lights out
8.40pm Year 7-8 Shower time and get ready for bed
9.00pm Year 7-8 FOG – Feet Off the GroundQuiet reading in bed
9.15pm Year 7-8 Lights out

Boarding FAQs
Surrey Boarding School

As a boarding school in Surrey, here are the most frequent questions asked.

What are the dormitories like?

Our rooms vary in their size and shape, but all are homely and welcoming. Boarders are encouraged to personalise the dorms with posters, photos and so on. Flexi and weekly boarders may also bring in their own duvet covers to further increase the feeling of a ‘home from home’. This bedding will be stored under their bed when not in use.

What additional items are required by boarders?

Individual items such as iPods and PSPs may be brought into the boarding house but they must not have either cameras or internet capability. They should also be clearly named and the parents must be able to vouch for the suitability of all their content. It is also recommended that they are listed as part of your own home contents insurance. Pupils are not able to use mobile phones.

What happens if my child is ill while boarding?

Matron will keep you informed of all the health matters concerning your child. Should your child fall ill at school, Matron will contact you and discuss the situation. It is quite normal these days for children to go home if they are unwell but children may stay at school in Sick Bay in certain circumstances. We have a special arrangement with local doctors’ surgery in Farnham. They are on hand to answer queries from Matron, offer practical advice and will send a doctor to the school when the need arises.

How do I keep in touch with my child?

Pupils have access to a land line phone during the evenings. Emergency calls can be made at all times, either through the school office or via the Houseparent’s flat.

Discover Edgeborough at our Open Mornings…

On our open mornings, see what we have to offer your child with our picturesque campus set in the heart of Farnham. Guided tours will show you why this special environment will give them the best place to learn. Get up close and personal and experience first hand how our pupils blend in so easily to the day-to-day life of our independent prep school. Lastly, staff members will be on hand for you to discuss how we can help your child reach their educational aspirations. Join us for this amazing opportunity.

Our next Open Morning is on Friday 8th March 2024.

Claim your place at our Open Morning on our Eventbrite page.

If you have any other queries please contact our Head of Admissions, Debbie Tully admissions@edgeborough.co.uk. or call us on 01252 792495.

Surrey Boarding School

A leading boarding schools in Surrey – Edgeborough School

Boarding school education is an excellent choice for parents looking to provide their children with a well-rounded education. Edgeborough, a leading boarding school in Surrey for boys and girls, offers a unique opportunity for students to immerse themselves in an environment that fosters academic excellence, independent learning, and personal development. The benefits of boarding school are many, including enhanced social skills, cultural diversity, and a sense of community. Edgeborough’s dedication to providing an exceptional education coupled with a welcoming and caring community make it an excellent choice for families seeking a quality boarding school education in Surrey and the UK.

At Edgeborough, our aim is to establish an enquiry-based, student-centered atmosphere that cultivates the natural curiosity of learners and enables them to actively pursue knowledge. This method involves teachers acting as facilitators who guide and support students while honoring their autonomy. By doing so, learners are encouraged to explore subjects of interest and develop their own inquiries, rather than adhering strictly to a predetermined curriculum.

Being one of the leading boarding schools in Surrey, contact us today to book a tour or register for our next open mornings.