Boarding life at Bradfield is a natural extension of family life at home; our accommodation and pastoral care are of the highest standard and we are actively committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children at the College.

All pupils are under the care of a Housemaster or Housemistress, their day-to-day mentor and guide, who is responsible for looking after them throughout their time at the College. In support of each Housemaster or Housemistress, there is a dedicated team of Matron, House Tutors and Academic Tutors.

Faulkner's (Year 9) Boarding House

College life begins in Faulkner’s, an innovative, purpose-built boarding house that caters exclusively for boys and girls who join Bradfield in Year 9.

The dedicated team of staff provide sensitive guidance and pastoral care of the very highest quality, building on the happiness and success of years at prep school, and supporting pupils as they begin senior school in a fully coeducational community.

It is here that we lay firm foundations for the future, so that the confidence of the boys and girls is enhanced as they establish their own identities within the freedom and space of a home environment.

Senior Boarding Houses

After their first year in Faulkner’s, pupils move into their senior house, one of eleven senior houses at the College. There are seven boys houses and four girls houses.

The focus on providing the highest standards of pastoral care continues as the pupils mature within the College community, with a dedicated team of tutors and resident matrons supporting each Housemaster and Housemistress in all senior houses.

Sixth Form

To become a member of our vibrant Sixth Form is an exciting transition. Many boys and girls (including international students), choose to join the College at this stage. Bradfield offers a generous range of options in the Sixth Form, as well as preparing pupils for life at university and beyond.

During these two years an increasingly adult approach is taken, both in the classroom and towards extra-curricular activities. Our Sixth Formers are role models in the College community and we expect them to demonstrate responsibility, both in their academic and personal lives.

We believe it is equally important that they continue to broaden their horizons through outside interests, and to extend their ambitions so that they become the self-assured, articulate and motivated individuals for which Bradfield is renowned.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. What distinguishes the pastoral care offered at Bradfield?
  2. Are day and boarding pupils treated differently at the College?
  3. How are the houses at Bradfield structured?
  4. Are all the houses at Bradfield the same?
  5. What is the College's approach to discipline?
  6. How does the College seek to develop its pupils' moral and spiritual qualities?
  7. The number of junior girls at Bradfield is some way behind the boy numbers: is this deliberate?
  8. What does Bradfield do to keep its pupils safe?