Through boarding, we aim to give the young people in our care the very best opportunity to become well-balanced, responsible adults who are willing to contribute to society at large and, in so doing, to enrich their own life and that of others.
To some extent, all forms of schooling have this as a goal. However, we believe that living in a boarding community, with the continuity in relationships it provides and the direct experience of diverse cultures and people it offers, constitutes an education that reaches into a young person’s core in a particularly deep and lasting way.
All of the boarding accommodation has been designed around the idea that it should be a home from home. Study rooms are generous in size and built around modern kitchen, lounge a washing facilities which are all shared, as they would be in the family home, by a small number of individuals. Through establishing a careful mix of privacy and communal living and through an emphasis on homely decoration and the generous provision of facilities and activities, pupils are encouraged to mix with each other and develop the deep and lasting friendships that has become the hallmark of the Rishworth Boarder.