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Life as a Boarder

At Sibford School we encourage all pupils to ‘live adventurously’ and to make the most of every opportunity that presents itself. For boarders this no different as we ensure there are a variety of activities planned for evenings and weekends, but also quiet time to relax.

Boarding at a glance

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Evenings at Sibford School

During the week all boarders have supervised homework time after school ends with access to the library and computers. This is followed by supper, after which junior pupils take part in a varied activities programme. This is put together in consultation with our boarders – popular activities have included adventurous pursuits such as climbing-wall club, team challenges and ultimate frisbee, as well as more unusual creative clubs such as jewellery making and African Drumming. 

Boarders are encouraged to make full use of our many sporting facilities including our indoor swimming pool, climbing wall, sports hall, tennis courts and football and rugby pitches. There are also many house-based evening activities such as baking, movie nights, milkshake making, board games, computer games games, pool, ping pong and craft activities such as pottery. Senior boarders may also have supervised access to the Music School for practice, and access to the Art and Textiles studios.

Weekends at Sibford School

Sibford does not operate Saturday school so our weekends provide time for relaxation, trips out, activities and the chance to catch up on homework and sleep.

At the weekend the pace of life changes for boarders. We organise a regular Friday evening trip to a local supermarket. Pupils then have a gentle start to Saturday and Sunday mornings with brunch served at 10.30am on Saturday and 11.30am on Sunday.

Pupils are able to enjoy their own individual time at the weekends, balanced with times when there are set activities taking place. This enables our students to use their leisure time responsibly and productively, as well as renewing their energy for the week ahead.

To enhance the experience for our full boarders, we organise a number of cultural extra-curricular and social excursions at weekends. There are frequent trips to nearby places such as Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham, in addition to bowling, ice skating, go-karting, wake boarding and cinema trips. The leisure facilities are also open at various times throughout the weekend for pupils to enjoy. 

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