Boarding

We are one of the UK's largest maintained boarding schools and offer exceptional value for UK and EU passport holders or those enjoying UK right of residence.

The government pays tuition fees for students meeting these conditions, effectively reducing costs by a third compared with those charged for similar services in an independent school. The College is situated approximately ten minutes from Stansted Airport and an hour from London.
Residential students enjoy all the additional qualitative advantages of our boarding expertise and experience, including:

  • Our proven record in meeting the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • The opportunity for our staff to recognise and develop individual potential and talents
  • The support of our experienced and qualified boarding house teams
  • An outstanding range of activities and opportunities

Boarders at the College are constantly provided with stimulating and challenging experiences and it is the richness and diversity of boarding life, coupled with high academic standards and the availability of the International Baccalaureate that attract students from all over the world.

Young people today face increasing pressures to compete for places at top universities and for rewarding careers.  Academic qualifications alone are not sufficient to guarantee success in the wider world.  Maturity, confidence, versatility, good social skills, self-discipline and self-motivation are all qualities needed to achieve their full potential and boarding at Hockerill can provide a unique environment in which to develop these qualities.  We encourage each student to be positive, well-rounded individuals with enquiring minds and a tolerance of the differences of others and our aim is to provide a safe, secure and open environment in which students are able to mature and flourish in preparation for making a contribution in the wider world.