Boarding at Fulneck School is homely, supportive, flexible and fun. Our boarding community is comprised of Full, Weekly and Flexi boarders aged 9-18 years, who thrive in our two boarding houses.
The Girls’ and Boys’ boarding houses are situated in the main school building and have recently undergone refurbishment. We aim to provide a ‘home from home’ experience to ensure that the transition into boarding life is as seamless as possible for both our UK and International students.
Our Head of Boarding and the Head of the Girls’ House is Mrs Julie Gabbitas; she has a wealth of experience having worked in the boarding environment for many years and ensures that the care and well-being of the boarders is always the priority. Mr Robin Rhoades is the Head of Boys’ Boarding. He is very experienced in boarding and makes sure that a well-balanced, structured routine is in place. The heads of boarding are supported by assistant houseparents, matrons and academic staff.
The Girls’ house accommodates 36 boarders and the Boys’ house accommodates 50. Both boarding houses have single, twin and triple bedrooms as well as well-equipped common room areas and kitchens. The boarders also have WiFi access with security settings for those who bring their own laptops and tablets; however, there are always PCs available for Skype communication and messages home.
Weekends are jam-packed with events and there is always a varied timetable of activities on offer such as trips to shopping centres, parks, museums, outdoor activity centres and much much more.
Fulneck is nestled in the glorious Yorkshire countryside in-between Leeds and Bradford. It is conveniently situated for the major motorways, M1 and M62, and Leeds/Bradford International Airport is on our doorstep with Manchester being a train or taxi journey away from the school.
Here is an example of the daily Monday-Friday routine: