Welcome to Boarding

Royal Russell Boarding

We are delighted you are considering Royal Russell School for Boarding

Registrations for Boarding 2024 entry are now closed. Please contact admissions@royalrussell.co.uk for the availability of occasional places.

Our boarding houses are situated at the heart of our beautiful 110 acre parkland campus, just 30 minutes from Central London and convenient for London's airports, Heathrow and Gatwick. We have a delightful mix of historic buildings and state of the art facilities and provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment for all our pupils.

A team of experienced boarding staff live on campus to ensure that the boarding houses are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is also a Medical Centre on site that is staffed by one lead nurse, two full time registered nurses, one part time registered nurse, a medical administrator and registered bank nurses (when required).

Each boarding house has it's own character and history. Though, new pupils will find some elements common to all three houses; excellent facilities for study, areas to relax in and staff and pupils who create a friendly and supportive environment.

Boarding helps pupils to become more independent. They develop long lasting friendships with pupils of all ages from different backgrounds and cultures.

Pupils can study in an organised environment and outside of study time make the most of the extensive co-curricular activities on offer, including a full programme of activities and trips operating every weekend for our student's participation and enjoyment.

Our Boarders achieve excellent results in their GCSE and A level examinations and accept places at the best Universities in London and the UK. Pupils leave Royal Russell as confident and responsible young adults.

If you are an agent seeking more information about Boarding at Royal Russell take a look at our resources for agents page here. Please contact gmoseley@royalrussell.co.uk for the password. 

What our Inspection Report says:

The quality of boarding is excellent. The outcomes for boarders are excellent and reflect successful implementation of boarding aims and principles.  Boarders are fully integrated into the pupil body and almost all stated in questionnaires and interviews that they enjoy boarding. Relationships across the community are outstanding, characterised by confidence and tolerance.  Boarders identify a wide range of appropriate adults to turn to over personal issues: these include boarding house staff, senior leaders, academic teachers and the independent listener.  All boarders encountered during the inspection were courteous, self-assured and very supportive of one another.  Boarders feel a strong sense of loyalty to their house and to the school.  Many celebrate boarding enthusiastically, enjoy belonging to the community, and make a positive contribution to it.

New boarders benefit from an extensive induction process.

ISI Inspection Report 2016

Boarders' Testimonials

Daniel - Bulgaria

Neat & Ryan - Hong Kong

Liza & Tymur - Ukraine