There has been boarding provision at Manwood's since the School's earliest days, with major expansion of accommodation in the late 1940s. Girls now occupy The Grange and boys occupy The Lodge, two large houses situated in the school grounds. Boarders come from all over the world, as well as from other parts of the United Kingdom. There are approximately equal numbers of boy and girl boarders. We feel that having a boarding community brings a welcome diversity to the school population bringing a richness of culture from which all students can benefit.
“Boarding life at Manwood’s has been the most memorable and wonderful experience of my secondary school life in England. Staying far away from home is a challenge but everyone really helps you to feel like part of a family whilst learning how to become independent.” Boarder
The Houses develop a strong sense of community and identity, and the House Parents are assisted by House Tutors and Matrons in promoting the physical, social and spiritual well-being of those in their care.
Boarding places are offered subject to availability and to performance in tests set by the School. There are places for boarders at the 11+ entry stage, but pupils arrive at all levels thereafter, especially for the GCSE years and for A-Levels.
Boarders have two exeats per term, as well as the half-term holidays, and dates for return to school try to take boarders' travel arrangements into consideration. Sandwich is conveniently situated, only a few miles from the ports of Dover and Ramsgate and not far from the A2/M2 which affords easy access to London and beyond. The town's railway station is only a two-minute walk from the School, and there are hourly trains to Dover and London.
“My social life as a boarder is great. I can hang out with my friends playing pool and listening to music, or go into town. There are always lots of trips organized” Boarder
Please view the following videos as they give an excellent overview of what boarding at the school is like:
Good Schools Guide Review