Daniel's Story - Ratcliffe College

Daniel’s Story

Boarding | 14.02.2024

Year 12

Full Boarder


Why did you choose Ratcliffe College?

I chose Ratcliffe College based on the recommendation of a family friend, and it has proven to be a good school with excellent boarding facilities and strong academic offerings. During my visit, I was impressed by the very big campus and the variety of activities available, especially on the weekends. This, combined with the positive feedback, made it a clear choice for me.

What is boarding life like?

I find boarding at Ratcliffe fun! It has allowed me to meet many new friends, both among fellow students and staff. Weekends are filled with exciting trips and activities, while weekdays offer the chance to use the excellent on-site facilities, including the sports hall, swimming pool, and gym. Personally, my favourite activities involve playing basketball and using the gym, making my boarding experience even more enjoyable.

What do you like the most about boarding?

What I like the most about boarding is the spirit – the welcoming environment, where friends have been made. Throughout my time here, the dedicated and supportive staff have played a key role during my boarding experience.

How well did you settle into boarding?

The support from my friends and other students from my country, who offered help when I first arrived, made it easy for me to settle in. Additionally, the boarding staff contributed to creating a welcoming environment, during the initial stages of my boarding journey.

What do you plan to do when you leave Ratcliffe College?

I aim to continue my studies at university in the United Kingdom, focusing on art and design. While I am currently undecided about my specific career path, I would like to be involved in the designing industry or business.

Would you recommend boarding at Ratcliffe College?

Yes! My time here has been a fantastic experience, where I have made many memories.


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