Belonging to a happy, positive, family community is the key to the success of our pupils. This sense of community and belonging comes from our holistic approach to education which values equally the academic, the physical and the pastoral well-being of our pupils – the mind, the body and spirit. For many of our pupils, being a boarder is a critical element in this package; yet for all
pupils, the boarding ethos of the school is at the heart of the St David’s approach to learning.
We believe that life in a boarding school should be an all-encompassing experience where pupils are given the support and confidence to get involved and dare to ‘have a go’. By joining the nurturing and caring boarding community of St David’s College, pupils feel an immense sense of belonging, developing life-long friendships, skills and interests.
All senior boarding staff are qualified teachers and all full-time teachers undertake boarding house duties ensuring close links between academic and pastoral life.
The boarding staff work closely with parents and pupils to ensure the best support is offered to each individual. We embrace parents as an important link in the boarding experience and encourage input, queries and visits. We offer numerous official opportunities for parents to visit the school and to receive feedback, but welcome communication at any time by whatever means - email, WhatsApp, Telegram Messenger, phone.
Boarding is offered on a full-time basis, although some boarders choose to go home on occasional weekends. We also encourage day pupils to take advantage of the boarding facilities as and when required, where space is available. This can also be a way for day pupils to get a taste of boarding life before committing to it on a full-time basis.