Boarding is a real strength and very much part of Appleford life. Our Houses reflect the need to create a warm, nurturing ‘home’ for our children and our excellent Houseparents work tirelessly to ensure that this is achieved. Boys and girls are accommodated separately within small dormitories and bedrooms and we are constantly undertaking improvements and upgrades to the facilities we offer. All pupils have regular, supervised access to ‘Skype’, ‘phone calls home and (for older pupils) the carefully monitored use of mobile ‘phones provided by the school. Common rooms have a range of games and books for evening use together with a TV for ‘movie nights’.
All boarders take it in turns to undertake ‘Dorm Duties’ and there is an established system of House Prefects to reward and encourage responsibility.
A range of evening and weekend activities keeps the pupils actively engaged with our pupils attending Scouts and Guides groups, local sports teams and youth groups.
We are proud to maintain the tradition of House Dogs at Appleford with each Senior Houseparent keeping a pet to promote the homelike feel of each House.
Appleford also operates a ‘flexi boarding’ facility which allows for Day Pupils to ‘stay over’ whenever required.