Why board at Knighton House?
90% of the pupils at Knighton boarded on a full time, weekly or flexi boarding basis in 2018/19. We think we do boarding rather well at Knighton.
The boarding experience at Knighton embraces the notion that we are ‘one large happy family’, into which full, weekly, flexi and occasional boarders are all equally welcomed.
Children learn how to live together, to share, but to be independent and to develop self-confidence and self-reliance, always secure in the knowledge that they are valued and well cared for. Warm relationships between staff and pupils enable even the more reserved to flourish.
Boarders come from across England, as well as from destinations outside the country; we welcome expatriate and international students.
All Boarding staff members are fully dedicated and responsible for the well-being of our pupils. Boarding staff are also responsible for creating fun weekend activities to which the whole boarding community looks forward. Every weekend has a different theme, dynamic and entertaining, combining a range of activities according to the season: outdoor trips, camping, games, discovering beautiful Dorset and its culture, as well as indoor activities such as art and craft, fashion shoots, photography, origami, cooking and baking, board games, indoor treasure hunts, team competitions and cinema nights.