Boarding at Stoke College

Stoke College offers full-time boarding for students from both the UK and overseas.

We offer a warm, friendly and comfortable environment for our boarders. We offer daily, flexi, weekly and full-time boarding and our boarding community is described as a ‘second home’ by our boarders due to its family feel.

We have two boarding houses in the heart of the school.  Younger students share rooms and older students have their own room. There is also a fitted kitchen where students can prepare snacks and light meals in the evenings and weekends.

Every evening the boarders have a supervised study session with a member of the boarding staff supervising and assisting in completion of homework and study.

Boarders play a full role in school life and participate in team sports and extra-curricular activities on a daily basis, some of these include Fishing, Car Club, Sports, Ukulele and Drama Club.  The school drama production is a highlight of the year and the whole school gets involved in it.

House activities focus around the common room, which creates a warm family atmosphere, encouraging the boarding community to come together. Many day students join the boarders on a Wednesday evening for the House activities – movie nights, Robot wars, Egg drop and ‘Who Dun It’ challenges, craft and team building challenges are just a few of the activities that draw us together for an evening of challenge, laughter and fun.

At the weekends there are organised trips and activities which broaden and enrich boarders’ experience of the UK; recent cultural visits have included Afternoon Tea in Dedham, Theatre in the West End, London Dungeon and Leeds Castle, whereas team building and recreational trips have included paintballing, climbing, hydro speeding and archery.

English as a Foreign Language

All students receive specialist one to one or small group classes. Students are assessed on arrival and the follow a recommended programme of support. All students receive a minimum of two sessions a week and often considerably more if needed.

Students in Years 10 to 13 study for IELTS. In Years 9 and below,  students follow KET, PET or Cambridge First for Years 8 to 9.

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“House activities focus around the common rooms, which creates a warm family atmosphere, encouraging the boarding community to come together.”