Life at Cobham

Life at Cobham is like a small town – busy and bustling from early in the morning until late at night.

As a boarding school, we are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week during term time. With more than half of our students spending the majority of their formative years living at school, we know it is important to offer lots of things to do and lots of things to try. We do our best to fulfil as many of their needs as possible – physical, social, spiritual, intellectual and emotional. There is certainly no shortage of activities to get involved in – from cookery club to netball club, Friday night games to a Sunday night fashion show, Youth Clubs in the local community to Christian Union and much more besides.

We are a tight-knit community and regardless of whether our students are daygirls or boarders, we want them to experience all the advantages of boarding school life. Daygirls can join any activity and any meal if they wish. It is free for daygirls to come early for breakfast and stay late for supper and Prep. Flexi–boarding is available as a one-off, or on a regular basis. Girls can stay for weeks at a time if parents are travelling or unable to have their daughter at home.

Explore this section to learn more about the school day and everything that happens before, during and after school.



  • February 14, 2020 Carson Club would like to wish everyone a very happy ! Member Dami says, "This year we've been working hard to inform our student body about the effect palm oil has on our environment, so we hope everyone is conscious of buying Palm Oil-free chocolate!" Read more
  • February 12, 2020 Congratulations to team! Mrs Hooper was incredibly impressed, saying “they looked like club players”. Thanks to Wilmington Grammar for a great game! Read more
  • February 12, 2020 Maisy taking points of information from Martha in General Assembly 🇦🇫🇮🇳 Read more
  • February 11, 2020 “#SaferInternetDay really inspired me to think before I click: to think about what I post, and most importantly to think before I type, because nothing ever goes away once it's posted online.” Tunmise, Year 9
  • February 11, 2020 Excellent discussions during yesterday's Tutorial sessions around being yourself online, especially around making their voice heard on topics such as politics, when perhaps young people aren't as acutely listened to. Read more
  • February 11, 2020 Today is also the . Our Head of Science Mr Abbott has shared this with the girls today, to encourage and inspire. Read more
  • February 11, 2020 Today is Safer Internet Day! Join us and this to create a better internet – RT to show your support Read more
  • February 10, 2020 Computing teacher and Head of Middle School Mr Eyers held an assembly today about , which is tomorrow. Girls are using today's tutorial time to discuss the issues. Read more Read more