Boarding at The Dairy
A home away from home.
The Dairy House dates back to 1870, but has now been completely refurbished and modernised for today’s discerning boarding pupil. The boarding house is small and friendly, offering comfortable and homely living quarters on the school’s stunning campus in Woolverstone, Suffolk.
Boarders at the Dairy House live in an idyllic and safe setting, well connected to social opportunities in the nearby Suffolk town of Ipswich just five miles from the school. Equally, they can enjoy exploring the rest of the UK as the school is just one hour away from central London and an hour away from Cambridge.
The Dairy offers a range of rooms for pupils including twins, singles and ensuites. It has been completely renovated and will offer brand new accommodation from September 2019. The boarding house has Wi-Fi and boarders are able to use the school’s numerous facilities including the swimming pool and fitness suite in their free time.
We offer full-time boarding in The Dairy. Each boarding pupil will have their own bed space and personal storage which is theirs for the whole academic year. The fee includes all meals, accommodation, 24-hour care by residential house staff and laundry. See fees for further information.
Weekly boarders will stay at The Dairy for five nights each week during term time, arriving on a Sunday evening and leaving after school on a Friday to go home at weekends. On request and with approval, weekly boarders may stay overnight at weekends on occasion.
We hope to offer flexible boarding from September 2020 for those pupils who would like to board on a more casual basis.
Illustrative examples of the standard of rooms which will be available in the Dairy
The Boarding Experience
We care deeply about the welfare and happiness of our boarding pupils and put them at the very heart of everything we do.
The school’s deeply embedded culture of pastoral care extends even further for our boarding pupils; our full-time, live-in staff are on hand for every individual who lives there. We foster a supportive and nurturing community in our boarding house, where pupils encourage one another and build solid friendships.
As well as our incredible Enrichment Programme, which is offered throughout the school week to all of our pupils, we provide exciting weekend activities, events and opportunities for boarding pupils.
Find out more about our Weekend Activities
Register Your Interest
We will welcome boarding pupils from all over the world to fill our initial places in September 2019. In September 2020 and beyond we expect to have 55 places for boarding pupils and will offer full-time boarding and flexi-boarding to UK and international pupils.
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