“The Quality of Care and Support is Good”


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 in different Houses, each with its own common room with a range of games, puzzles, books and videos for pupils to enjoy in the evening or on the weekend.

On the weekends a variety of activities and educational trips are offered, ranging from trips to the cinema, pantomime, museums, ice-skating or visiting the local BMX track, to name just a few. All of these activities provide an enhanced educational experience for our pupils, giving them the opportunity to try new things, develop skills, form friendships and have fun. In addition, there are many activities scheduled on site including barbeques, cake decorating or just watching a film and eating popcorn.

During the week our pupils may attend our own 1st Appleford Scout Group, Guides, Judo, Youth Groups, Athletics Club or the local Gym.

Appleford also operates a ‘flexi boarding’ facility which allows for day pupils to ‘stay over’ whenever required.

Mrs Gray – Head of Boarding and Pastoral Care