Boarding at Sexey's Sixth Form

Particularly for students considering boarding, Sexey’s School is a great choice. The sense of community and belonging is striking within Sixth Form boarding, and there are so many people looking out for you and always around for a chat.

Alannah Travers, Sixth Form boarder, previously at Uffculme School

Since our students have all kinds of different needs, we have flexibility within our boarding. A number of our Sixth Formers board full time, and enjoy a full weekend programme of activities if they would like to take part. Others are weekly boarders. Some don’t board at all – it is an added benefit to the school, not a requirement.

As a Church of England state school, tuition is free. However, fees for coming to Sexey’s Sixth Form as a boarder are payable to cover living costs and the upkeep of your ‘home from home’.

Wee offer two new Sixth Form part-time boarding packages. These allow students to stay either two pre-arranged nights or four nights a week with the added benefit of a study room from Monday to Friday.

Sixth Form Common Room Macmillan boarding house

The Sixth Form boarding houses at Sexey’s School are co-educational and staffed accordingly with Houseparents, pastoral support staff and qualified nursing team. You will have plenty to do, with a huge range of social events in house, in school and on organised trips or visits. Our Sixth Form students have their own common room areas to relax with your peers, but you can also socialise with the younger year groups if you wish.

Boarding provides the opportunity for A Level students to become more independent and as such is a good transition between school and university life. Opportunities for inter-personal and leadership skills are enhanced as most boarders take on some degree of responsibility for others and for the management of school activities, such as homework, competitive inter-house events and peer helping.

Sixth Form boarding at Sexey’s School provides an excellent preparation for university life on the social as well as the academic and extra-curricular side.

Bronze Part-time Boarding Package

Bronze part-time boarding allows those living locally the option to board two or three prearranged nights per week- giving students the flexibility to board and enjoy time at home. In addition to staying overnight, students will also have the added benefit of a private study room in boarding from Monday to Friday providing a quiet space for study periods during the school day.

Students can opt to stay two or three prearranged nights per week choosing either Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday or any three nights.

Bronze two night part-time boarding fees for 2024/25 admissions are £1,786 per term, £5,358 per year.

Bronze three night part-time boarding fees for 2024/25 admissions are £2,680 per term, £8,038 per year.

The fees includes supervision and activities in the boarding houses, supported independent learning at prep time, breakfast, dinner and accommodation on the two pre-arranged nights per week and access to a study room for five days a week.

Silver Part-time Boarding Package

Silver part-time boarding allows students to board 4 nights a week giving the flexibility to board and enjoy weekends at home. In addition to staying overnight, students will also have the added benefit of a private study room in boarding from Monday to Friday providing a quiet space for study periods during the school day.

Silver part-time boarding fees for 2023/24 admissions are £3,667 per term, £11,000 per year.

The fees includes supervision and activities in the boarding houses, supported independent learning at prep time, breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation for four nights a week and access to a study room for five days a week.

Part-time boarding criteria

  • For Bronze Part-time boarding – should a student fail to maintain 95% attendance on their non-boarding days the school reserves the right to withdraw the part-time boarding place under the unsuitable to board policy.
  • It is not possible to be a Part-time Boarder and use Occasional Boarding as a combined package.
  • Occasional Boarding will only be available to part-time boarders in exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the Headteacher.
  • Once the offer of a part-time boarding place has been confirmed, parents/guardians will be asked to sign a Form of Agreement and submit a fees retention deposit of £500 per child. This deposit is non-refundable in the event that the child does not take up the place accepted. It is held on account and can be redeemed against the extras for the final term.

Full boarding fees and information can be found on our Boarding fees page.

Please speak to our Admissions Officer  for more information on the process for securing your boarding place.