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 16, 2018 Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous Chinese New Year Read more
  • February 9, 2018 Waving my German girls off for half term. Two of them are leaving after 2 terms with us. Safe journey girls and come back soon! Miss F and all at Bligh House Read more
  • February 7, 2018 What a productive evening in Bligh House. The year 7s are settling down for bedtime and have their uniforms all neatly placed on their beds ready for tomorrow morning! Read more
  • February 3, 2018 Bench Ball!! The whole of boarding had a blast yesterday as they had some friendly competition and pizza during Friday's boarding activity. All organised by our fantastic Year 12 boarder Zara! Read more
  • January 26, 2018 Year 7-9 boarders enjoyed an evening out Gravesend on Wednesday. Read more
  • January 24, 2018 Termly magazine, Insight, is out now! Grab a coffee, sit back, relax and catch up with everything we got up to last term ☕️ Read more Read more
  • January 20, 2018 Our year 7&8 boarders enjoyed an afternoon of pizza making thanks to our GAP Assistant Miss Nordstrum and Housemistress Miss McAloon! Read more
  • 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