Welcome from the Chiappa-Patchings

Boarding is a wonderful opportunity for your child to grow in confidence, make friends and most importantly give them memories for life! Led by our Housemaster, Mr Chiappa-Patching, the boarding house, Acreman House, is at the heart of the school, with separate areas for boys and girls dorms.

Mr Chiappa-Patching lives on-site with his family and is the first contact for all our boarders and their parents. With support from all the Prep staff, he provides a warm and homely environment to nurture their emotional, physical and intellectual needs.

We offer flexibility in our boarding arrangements, including Full, Weekly, Flexi and Occasional. Whatever your daughter or son needs, we’re happy to provide a package that supports their growth, development and happiness. No matter how often they stay, boarders benefit from belonging to a close community in which staff and children alike look out for each other and form genuine bonds of affection.

Children who wish to board at their senior schools routinely join boarding prep schools for one year only or even a term or two. But however excellent the pastoral care at senior schools, you cannot replicate the small, cosy, nurturing feel of a small prep school, which can be a softer way to settle into boarding life. 

BSA Boarding


Hear from our Head of Boarding:

Dan Chiappa-Patching