Boarding is very popular at Dean Close, with over half the Senior School population living at School and a third of all Prep School children.  Children come from a variety of backgrounds including Services families, expats, international pupils and some families from the local area who value the benefits of independence and self-confidence that boarding brings.

A warm, family atmosphere means that every child feels happy and secure and we aim to create an open, trusting environment where each pupil feels able to approach any other member of the community, confident that he or she will be treated as an individual.  As a consequence, children grow up with a respect for others and a sense of responsibility for themselves, others and for their environment.

Preparatory School (ages 7-13)

Boarding Boys: Caldecote (ages 11-13)
Boarding Girls: Fortfield (ages 11-13)
Mixed Junior Boarding: Wilton (ages 7-10)

Senior School (ages 13-18)

Boarding Girls – Fawley, Shelburne, (ages 13-18)
Sixth Form Boarding Girls: Turner Hall (ages 16-18)
Boarding Boys:  Brook CourtTower (ages 13-18)
Sixth Form Boarding Boys: Gate (ages 16-18)