Boarding is at the heart of Ashdown House. It is overseen by the Headmaster and his wife who live, with their young family, in the centre of the school.
The children sleep on 'landings' according to age and gender. These landings are looked after by Houseparents and matrons with ‘gap’ students helping out in the evenings. All of our houseparents and matrons are residential and are on call day and night. We also have a resident nurse who is always on hand.
The children have staggered bedtimes according to age and evening activities often include swimming, board and/or card games, quizzes, arts and craft, cooking, with a film night on a Saturday. The younger children have a story read to them most evenings.