Welcome to Boarding

When we ask our boarders what words they would use to describe Cobham Hall Boarding, we get ‘sisterhood’, ‘never boring’, ‘friends forever’ and ‘laughter’.  From outings with other Year Groups to whole School events, our Boarding community is, as you’d expect, a family. 

Whether a Boarder or a day girl, there are ‘Big Sisters’ – girls allocated from the year above to help you settle in.  There’s also Heads of House – girls chosen by their peers to act as liaison between the girls and the Housemistresses, and of course, the Housemistresses, always armed with a smile and a ready ear to listen – whether you need a serious chat or a someone to share a joke with. 

As with any family, it’s important each member feels valued and heard, and so each year group regularly has meetings with a Housemistress.  A chance to catch-up, unwind and raise any concerns they may have, these meetings are a useful tool in ironing out any niggles before they become major issues – hot chocolate and cake are always a popular addition to these meetings.

Years 7 to 10 live in Bligh House, and Year 11 live in Main Hall – the original 16th Century Manor House.  Girls are encouraged to have their input into the decoration of the accommodation.

Find out more about Boarding for Years 7 to 11

Our Sixth Form live in Brooke, one of two dedicated Boarding Houses.  Still overseen by Housemistresses, the Sixth Form are encouraged to live more independent lives, and are expected to find their own balance between study, personal leisure time and organised activities. 

Find out more about Sixth Form Boarding

The girls are involved in choosing their trips and activities.  There are two mid-week evening outings in the local area, rotating between different year groups.  The weekends are reserved for bigger outings further afield – although each term there will be a chill out Sunday; the perfect opportunity to get that lie-in, make the most of the School’s grounds or simply relax in one of the Common Rooms.

Find out more about Trips and Outings

Often, day girls will join our full or weekly Boarders on a flexi-basis.  Whether that’s the occasional night, or a few nights each week on a temporary or permanent arrangement, day girls become ‘honorary boarders’ each night they stay, fitting right in with the routine and taking part in all the activities.

Find out more about Flexi-Boarding

“The boarding experience ensures that pupils are extremely well prepared for life after school.”

– Independent Schools’ Inspectorate,
February 2015

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  • January 19, 2018 For the first activity evening of January, Mrs. D started to teach our boarders how to knit! We are all looking forward to the end result!! Read more
  • January 18, 2018 Throwback to the last term where our talented boarders created a Christmas tree from pom poms, during their activity evenings!! Read more
  • January 16, 2018 The girls and even the Housemistresses had a great time over the weekend! So many celebrities! Read more
  • January 15, 2018 After a lovely day out exploring London in style, Sarah celebrated her 16th birthday in with a fantastic homemade cake. Happy Birthday, Sarah!! 🎂🎈 Read more
  • January 13, 2018 Our Bligh house girls enjoyed a pamper afternoon complete with homemade organic facemasks, courtsey of Miss McAloon Read more
  • January 13, 2018 The girls had a great time at Creams in Gravesend last night! Lots of yummy desserts and full tummys! 🍨#iloveboarding Read more
  • January 11, 2018 The Years 7, 8 & 9s had a great time in Bluewater yesterday. So much chicken and fantastic service as always! Read more
  • December 13, 2017 Boarding had their over the weekend. So many presents and surprised faces! 🎁🎄🎅 Read more