Pupils have the option to experience life at a private boarding school from age 8 to 18. Accommodation is arranged by age and gender, and boarders live in one of three onsite houses, each with its own unique character.

Around 60% of our pupils are boarders. Each boarding house is led by a full-time residential Senior Housemistress/master who heads up a team of residential and non-residential pastoral staff. These houseparents’ work hard to provide a caring and nurturing environment within the boarding houses in order to create a ‘home from home’ for our boarders.

All of the houses boast a strong sense of community where creativity thrives and activities such as music, choreography and sketch-writing are a daily occurrence. Pupils can also sign up for a full programme of weekend activities and trips.

The younger pupils enjoy the camaraderie of larger rooms, which helps them to settle in to our community and make new friends; as pupils move up through the school, they have the choice of smaller rooms and all pupils from the Fourth Form and up have their own private desk in their room from which to study. Each house has a variety of comfortable common rooms that allow pupils to relax and socialise.

Mansion House

Mansion House is home to our female boarders, conveniently situated on the top two floors of the Tring Park Mansion where vocational lessons take place.

Since the renovation in August of 2021, pupils boarding here enjoy modern furniture and facilities, situated in a beautiful historic building.

The Tring Park Mansion was originally designed by Christopher Wren in 1685, one of the most highly acclaimed architects in history. 

Elizabeth House

Elizabeth House building consists of three floors and a lower ground floor, which contains a state-of-the art boarding house for 70 pupils, six academic and vocational teaching spaces, a theatre workshop, two staff apartments and other pupil facilities.

Pupils can enjoy cooking facilities, common rooms, drink and snack rooms and quiet study rooms.

Elizabeth House opened in September 2019 for our Sixth Form pupils, and was designed by Burrell Foley Fischer, who also designed the school’s Park Studios. 

Clock House

Clock House is now a grade 2 listed building, housing all our male boarders at Tring Park. Pupils can socialise with our other boarders in the two common rooms, kitchens, games rooms and study areas.

James Gibbs designed the Clock House in 1709. It was once used as a stable block for the Rothschild family.

The clock housed in the Clock House is dated 1839 and was built by a very well-reputed clock and chronometer maker called J.P. Paine. 

FAQs

Can pupils go home on a weekend?

Pupils can go home at the weekend at the discretion of the Principal, after prep on a Saturday morning and can return on a Sunday evening. Pupils also have one chosen weekend per term where they can go home on a Friday after school and return on a Sunday evening.

Can parents visit during the week?

Parents are allowed to visit in the week to take their child out for a meal; however this has to be authorised via the Principal, and the houseparents’ need to be aware, especially if the child is being collected in prep time.