Parent Testimonials - Boarding - Ratcliffe College

Parent Testimonials – Boarding

Boarding at Ratcliffe really is the heart and soul of our school, but don’t just take our word for it – have a look at what some of our parents have said:


“When I thought about sending our daughter to a boarding school abroad, I had concerns about was my her having to go through her teen years without a mother figure close.

My fears quickly melted away as the Head of Boarding is so approachable, with a motherly tenderness to her duties. She cares for the boarders’ well-being and teaches the students to support and care for each other.

The staff understand and care for the girls equally, supporting them in any struggles and respond to all correspondences which is very reassuring to international parents.

The Ratcliffe College boarding house is indeed a “home away from home”.

I’d definitely recommend Ratcliffe College Boarding because of the quality of care given.”

Mrs O from Nigeria


“My daughter joined Year 9 at Ratcliffe College and I was initially nervous about how she would adapt to the UK boarding life, as this was her first time studying abroad. She found the staff and boarders friendly, helpful and caring and settled in well to boarding life at Ratcliffe within the first days.

The boarding house is spacious, neat and well equipped. There are weekend activities like visiting museums, go karting and shopping in nearby towns that are new to my daughter, she enjoyed the trips very much!”

 Mr R, Hong Kong


“Our daughter was boarding at Ratcliffe when she was 14. She was going for one single academic year but ended up staying for four! From the start, she was welcomed into the community and we knew she had a second home. The Staff are very kind but have high expectations; protecting and looking after our daughter whilst at the same time teaching her to take care of the younger boarders.

Communication with staff is fluid and constant and the security that it gives to parents is priceless.

During these years our daughter has become a mature, responsible, caring and empathetic person, we think Boarding is the reason for that. She will go to University and we will close an important chapter in her life that, as a family, will look back on with happiness.”

Mrs M, Spain