Boarding at our Heart and Soul

As a Boarding School we fully believe that the student experience is about caring for one another, as well as developing the independence and resilience to enjoy life as part of a supportive family where each and every individual feels secure and special. Here at Ratcliffe College, Boarding is at our heart and soul.

Boarding isn’t just for overseas students or those who live a long distance away – we have found an increasing number of students opting to board with us for a variety of reasons.

1 Focus on learning: Many students feel that the quality of their studies and application of their skills improves greatly when they live onsite. If you’re looking for real depth to your school experience, this might be a good option for you.

2 – Community: Here at Ratcliffe we are proud of the close-knit student community feel and many of our students really enjoy being surrounded by their friends most of all. Everyone feels happier and well supported when they’re close to their social groups and this is another benefit of boarding.

3 – Independence: A good number of our boarders felt that staying onsite was crucial to their personal growth, becoming a little more self-sufficient and less reliant on parents at home, which in turn prepared them for life at university.