Day Boarders

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From September 2015, Bede’s introduced a new category of pupil known as a ‘Day Boarder.’

This is where a day boy or girl is formally attached to a boarding house and is expected to take the evening buses home on Monday to Thursday (evening buses will leave at 7:15pm), having completed their Prep in their house.

Day boarders eat at the School before they travel home, have their own personal study space in the boarding houses and, aside from not sleeping there, are full members of that house.

We believe that these changes have offered Bede’s pupils a number of advantages. Firstly, for those day families who prefer a later stay at school, there is a chance for comfortable, engaged study every evening of the school week.

Secondly, reducing pupil numbers in the day houses has facilitated improved pupil care and grants day pupils better access to more conducive and well-regulated study spaces in the existing day houses.

Thirdly, the scheme has enabled the School to equalise pupil numbers across the ten houses which, aside from enhanced care, has helped facilitate more-balanced House Competitions

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