Boarding is a huge part of Sunningdale life. The boys have so much fun in the different dorms and boarding also offers them the time and space to make the most of all that is on offer and, perhaps most importantly of all, spend time with their friends just being boys!

Full Boarding

The majority of boys at Sunningdale are full boarders and the boarding ethos pervades every aspect of school life. The school believes that boys benefit from boarding in a small environment where they receive very high levels of care and support. Unlike many schools, Sunningdale is full at the weekends, and masses of outings and activities are organised for the boys.  They are also given time to create their own games, whether this be an impromptu football match or making a camp in the beautiful grounds.
There is a one week ‘Long Leave’ in the middle of each term and there are two additional long weekends. These run from 1pm on Friday to 7pm on Monday. Boys may also go out on two additional Sundays from 10.30 until 6pm.


Weekly Boarding

Boys may weekly board during their first two years at the school. This gives the boys and their parents the chance to get used to the idea of full boarding. Weekly boarders will go home after games on Saturday (4pm) and they should return on Sunday evening for chapel which begins at 6.15pm. Parents are very welcome to come to chapel.  After two years of weekly boarding it is expected that boys will full board. A lot of boys choose to stay at school during some weekends to take part in the weekend programme in their first two years.

Statement of boarding principles and practice