Boarding For Modern Families
Boarding is very much at the heart of the Dragon and our thriving community represents one of the largest co-educational populations of prep school Full Boarders in the UK.
The potential benefits of boarding at Prep School are well recognised. These include helping children to develop their independence, as well as their organisational and social skills. Prep School Boarding is also an extremely valuable experience for any child who may be considering boarding at their senior school and the time saved in commuting is very valuable for academic, creative or sporting pursuits.
On average, we have 220 boarders from Years 4 through to 8 at the Dragon, which is just over a third of our preparatory pupils. We also have over 50 ‘Day Boarders’, who are Day children who board on regular days each week throughout the term. Our boarders are drawn from local, national and international backgrounds and they live with dedicated Houseparents and other resident staff as part of a community in one of our ten boarding houses.