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One of the great joys and benefits of a boarding education is the fact that there is the time and the space to offer a rich array of opportunities which enable young people to grow and develop and explore the person they are. They develop passions and interests, they develop their character and they learn to play a positive part in a community – all things that will help them to lead a happy and fulfilled life.

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    Preparing pupils for the transition to senior schools

    At Swanbourne House, we know it’s an evolving and creative process, with no ‘catch all’ approach. A personal approach is rightly expected by families, and creating a robust, specific path for the child to their chosen senior school can be...

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    How boarding schools support children’s mental and emotional development

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    New state prep school to open boarding provision

    In September 2021, the school welcomes its first cohort of Year 5 boarders, who will experience two years at the Prep School before having the option of applying to join Wymondham College. This two-year journey as a boarder will give...

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    The benefits of prep school boarding

    Have you thought about prep school boarding?  There is no doubt that a country education can bring greater freedom, space and time. We used to live in an age where children could play in the streets and explore with their...

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    Boarding in the North of England

    There is a range of boarding options available to suit the needs of each individual child. Whether you are looking for city-centre vibrancy or rural tranquillity, you will find the perfect setting for your child in the North of England....

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    Recognising the physical and mental value of sport

    All independent schools aim to create an activity diet that engages all pupils in an enjoyable, challenging and meaningful way, through traditional team sports, individual sports and outdoor pursuits – encouraging them to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle. Through...

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  • Twenty-first century learning

    Having committed fully in 2019 to developing our digital strategy, all our teachers were provided with a Microsoft pen-enabled device, and a training company spent a week at the school helping every teacher enhance their teaching through the use of Microsoft...

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