Best of both: want to board your children AND have family time? All Hallows has the answer...

In the independent education sector, parents traditionally enrol their children as either day pupils or boarders.

All Hallows Preparatory School (founded 1938), near Bath, is leading the way in original thinking in tune with modern parents’ requirements by establishing a new, contemporary package that works in harmony with modern family life.

Day Plus Boarding is a child-focused, innovative concept that marries traditional approaches to holistic education with the recognition of recent dynamics in family life. 

Headmaster Ian Murphy explains the principles. “All Hallows is a vibrant, thriving community,” he says, “and a wonderful place to learn, live, love and grow 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

“Day Plus Boarding is a gift to parents wanting affordable flexibility to dip into as suits their family circumstances whilst adjusting constantly to changing preferences and needs. It is a logical next step in terms of working in harmony with parents in the best interests of the child in the 21st-century world of education.”

Practically, the package offers 75 nights boarding within a single academic year (in celebration of the school’s 75th birthday in 2013) with each night representing a significant saving on typical one night flexi-boarding costs.

In even more practical terms this offer equates to far less than the cost of an evening’s babysitting and the children have far more fun! Nights can be taken as and when required, subject to availability. 

Flexible and fun

For busy parents, the package offers the knowledge that you are providing life-forming opportunities and experiences for your children – the best legacy we leave to the world.

Day Plus Boarding offers parents the ability to reduce travelling or simply to restore much-needed balance to our modern, fast-paced lives, without guilt, fear or favour. 

Not all families necessarily subscribe to the undoubted benefits of full boarding. Nor do the modern needs of families fit easily into the ‘day-pupil’ option. Day Plus Boarding is more than a convenient ‘half-way-house’ option, in that it presents a proactive, reactive, viable solution to certain needs.

All pupils at All Hallows are welcomed into a stunning manor house within magnificently rolling estate grounds with all the comforts of home, facilities galore, dedicated and professionally-orientated family staff expertise with wrap-around lifeskill learning opportunities and superb, genuine pastoral care. Resident staff and their families reinforce the feeling of community and instil vital family values.

It is anticipated that Day Plus Boarding will give parents living and working further afield, occasionally or regularly, the opportunity to give their children a rural, dynamic prep school experience without the need to relocate.

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