Life at Milton Abbey > Boarding


Milton Abbey is proud of its full-boarding status and of the comprehensive academic and extra-curricular provision, including a full weekend programme. 

Boarding pupils live at the School throughout the week and over weekends during term time, and go home for a long weekend (or exeat) twice a term, half term and holidays.  The School runs a comprehensive transport service to London, Hampshire, Sussex, Kent, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, Somerset and Devon, as well as to major airports and train stations at Exeats and Half Terms.

On joining the School, every boarding pupil is assigned to a House; a close-knit community where year groups are fully integrated and where every pupil is inspired to feel that they belong.  Each House has a team of resident staff and matrons to help provide a home-from-home environment.  Milton Abbey has five boarding Houses:  Athelstan, Damer, Hambro, Hodgkinson, and Tregonwell.

Our provision is all-encompassing and centres around encouraging every pupil to lead a fulfilling and rewarding life during their time at Milton Abbey.  Hard work and academic determination are balanced with a comprehensive programme of activities and social events.  Pupils are encouraged to take an active role in School life; our Heads of School and Heads of Houses provide role models and guidance to younger pupils, and have a key role in the running of the School.