Sedbergh Senior School
Founded in 1525, Sedbergh School is a co-educational Christian school and one of the few remaining 7 days a week boarding schools in the UK. Pupils board in our 3 girls’ Houses and 6 boys’ Houses with each House overseen by a resident Housemaster/mistress. Sedbergh is one of only a few schools to retain in-House dining with all meals taken in the boarding house. Sedbergh offers exceptional pastoral care and the opportunity for each pupil to achieve their potential whether talents are academic, sporting or artistic. The magnificent location of both schools inspires learning in and out of the classroom.
Each pupil has a tutor who assists in areas of academic, social, emotional or other needs. With nearly 100% pass rates at A-Level, I-GCSE and GCSE each year, virtually all pupils leave to go on to top British Universities. Individual coaching and tuition are important in all subjects whether academic, music, or sport.
At weekends, because there are no flexi or weekly boarders and no fixed exeats, pupils remain on campus and are just as busy as during the week with sport, drama, music, debates, and a social event every Saturday evening.
Casterton Sedbergh Preparatory School
At Casterton Sedbergh Preparatory School foundations are laid for nurturing the resilience children need as young adults and the tenacity essential for achieving high standards. The activities programme and 24/7 personal care, breadth of opportunity and depth of involvement is what sets us apart. Maths competitions, explosions and dissections in Science lessons, pony care at our stables and collecting eggs from our chickens create outstanding memories. Above all, we develop a sense of success in each and every pupil. Facilities include a new Design and Manufacturing Department, 7 Science specific laboratories, floodlit astro and tennis courts, theatre, heated pool, an equestrian centre and an iMAC and iPad suite.
Boarding at Sedbergh
Sedbergh has nine senior Houses, six for boys and three for girls. Each House has its own dining room which enables the whole House to eat together with staff. House chefs respond to individual dietary needs. Common rooms and a library (in addition to the House Library), enable pupils to socialise and study together.
Staff are as committed to their Houses as pupils. The structure of daily routines is balanced by a relaxed and homely feel and is encouraged by the resident Housemaster or Housemistress and their families. Assistant Housemasters/Housemistresses and House Tutors are resident in each House and supported by a strong team of non-resident Tutors. Year Heads oversee academic progress and work closely with House staff to ensure pupils are well supported in their studies. Together, they closely monitor pupils’ welfare as well as their academic progress and social development. Senior pupils offer support for the younger ones, whether by helping them to find their way around, playing games with them or assisting them with ‘Prep.’
Each House offers an exciting array of activities – ranging from pure fun to inter-House competitions, which cover almost every facet of School life, be it chess, rugby, sailing or netball, academic challenge, music or drama. Pupils are inspired to take on new challenges in support of their peers and the House. This range of opportunity ensures that every individual contributes their talents to collective achievement and ensures that each pupil benefits from an all-round education.
With their own colours, flag, motto and emblem, House members develop a strong sense of loyalty to their House and pride in its achievements.