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Boarding Tasters

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As one of the UK’s leading state boarding schools and with teachers who are parents themselves, we understand just how big a decision it is to entrust your child’s education, welfare and development to the care of others, however knowledgeable and experienced they may be.

For this reason, familiarisation visits and Boarding Tasters can play a very important part in the process of deciding whether boarding is for you.  Our programme of Year 7 'Boarding Introductions' and Induction Days offered in the Spring and Summer Terms provide a wonderful opportunity for your son or daughter to discover what makes OSH such an exciting and vibrant boarding school, and make some friends ready for joining in September.  During 'Boarding Introductions', Tailored Boarding offer holders will sample boarding life in small groups and essentially become a Year 7 for the night.

Students wishing to join as Tailored Boarders in Years 8-10, plus Year 7's wanting to transfer during the academic year, we recommend coming for a Boarding Taster.  Here your son or daughter will sleep over in one of our boarding houses, sample our meals, participate in prep (homework), try co-curricular clubs during the evening, explore the boarding house and, most importantly, meet other boarders in their year group.  This will help them make friends and determine if boarding is right for them.

We can also arrange Boarding Tasters on request, so please contact Admissions on +44(0)1384 817325 or email, and we’ll be happy to accommodate you.



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