At Plymouth College, we offer Full, Weekly and Flexi-boarding options.
Weekly boarding offers the perfect balance for students who want to get the most out of their educational experience Monday to Friday. Integrated throughout the houses, weekly boarders are very much part of the boarding family and receive the same level of care and opportunity as full boarders. With no daily commute, boarding pupils start the day with a leisurely and hearty breakfast, knowing that their first lesson is just a few steps away. Weekly boarding is available on a term-by-term basis, five nights a week and includes dedicated bed, evening meal and breakfast, laundry service and evening activities.
Occasional overnight or Flexi-boarding is available for up to 14 nights per term or by negotiation with the Head of Boarding. This is a popular option with parents and early booking is recommended.
Plymouth College is easily accessible via our local international airports, Exeter and Bristol, with a transport service available from Exeter. We provide a chaperoned transport service for boarders to Heathrow airport.
For international students there is a short-stay, full boarding option giving them the opportunity of experiencing life in an English school while improving their language skills, typically for one or two terms. Many enjoy their time here so much that they stay on to complete full GCSE or A Level courses.
International pupils and their families will need to appoint a Guardian, who will support them in many ways - from assisting with travel to and from the school, to attending school productions, events and organising the student's holiday accommodation with local host families if not travelling home.