Flexible Boarding at St Hugh’s

We are proud of our strong boarding tradition at St. Hugh's. We are extremely flexible, and aim to meet the needs of the children as well as the demands of busy working parents. The children are very well catered for and greatly enjoy the experience, whether as weekly or flexi boarders.

A full and diverse programme of activities and hobbies is provided after school and at weekends so no child is ever bored!

Day children are welcome to participate in boarding life as much as they wish. We often host special nights to encourage pupils to get involved in the boarding community. Recent activities include Nerf Wars and an inflatable swimming evening at Jubilee Park!

Our boarders are accommodated in a well-appointed house under the close supervision of a house parent and assistant tutors. The Headmaster and his wife are also onsite. The boarding house has a strong family feel, giving the children a real sense of security and family warmth. The ethos of the houses is different from school so the children feel they are "at home" rather than at school.

Contact between parents and guardians and their children is well maintained by email and phone, and parents are very welcome to visit, particularly on Wednesday afternoons when we often play matches against other schools.

We are able to accommodate children who wish to board on a part-time or flexible basis.  Some children elect to board for just a few nights each week, others will increase the number of nights they stay as they progress through the school in preparation for joining a senior boarding school at thirteen. Children often prefer to do a few nights to build up continuity.

The boarding community here at St Hugh’s – whether weekly boarding or simply flexi-boarding on an occasional basis – is vibrant and exciting. We look forward to welcoming your child into our family. 

Boarding Information


Before each term starts we send out a booking form to be completed if you would like your child to board on a regular basis. We offer reduced rates for the more they board. 

We can also normally accommodate casual boarding requests throughout the term. These can also be booked through boarding@st-hughs.lincs.sch.uk.

Boarding List

When boarding, your child will need to bring:

  • Wash things

  • Pyjamas / nightdress

  • Clean clothes for next day

  • Slippers

  • Towel

  • Dressing gown


Boarders go up to the house at 7.30pm after their evening activity and get showered and ready for bed. Supper is then provided and opportunities for calling home, watching tv, playing on their electronics or cuddling up with our house pets.

Year Group To Boarding House Lights Out
Years 2/3/4 8:15pm 8.30pm
Years 5/6 8.30pm 8.45pm
Years 7/8 8.45pm 9.00pm

Telephone Numbers

Girls 01526 351526 / 351530

Boys 01526 351527/8

Boarding house mobile phone - 07534802527

If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to get in contact with the School Office.