Abingdon School Prospectus

Boarding houses are familiar second homes to boys, shared with the same students, housemaster and resident tutors throughout their time at the school. Day boys also belong to boarding houses, ensuring a good mix, and the friendships formed provide a stable and supportive foundation for academic exploration and learning. The houses themselves encourage an active, fun and friendly community life – in addition to bedrooms and study areas, the boys have a variety of communal spaces with sociable activities like table-tennis, pool, computers and TV. We have a wonderful mix of local and international boarders, creating a vibrant and culturally diverse environment. A great variety of activities is available to the boys in non-school hours, including paintballing, sailing, punting, bowling, socials with girls’ schools, and a wide-range of trips. Our boarders also learn to take responsibility for organising their daily lives, engaging with simple tasks such as cooking and laundry as well as personal admin and money management, preparing them for independent life beyond school. Boarding