Boarding at Scarborough College is so much more than having your room next to the school. It is about becoming and being part of a small family. Boarding the SC way is about more than merely the sense of belonging to a school. When you enter the boarding community, we are part of the people that make that community. You become part of the town of Scarborough and you wake up with sand in between your toes. Boarding the SC way is more than just feeling at home; it is about being at home.
Boarding the SC way is a blend of traditional values and modern living. Set in the quiet residential area of Filey Road, at a stone’s throw from the College, our three boarding houses are historical buildings dating back to the Georgian and Victorian periods.
Scarborough College boarders are looked after by dedicated house parents and academic visiting tutors. The house parents live in the houses and are assisted by a live-in Assistant Housemaster or Housemistress. The visiting tutors are academic staff who assist the houseparents and assistants on weekday evenings. As the visiting tutors are mainly academic staff, they also help out pupils during Prep time in the evenings. After Prep time, both the tutors and the house staff are on-hand for games, house competitions, sports activities and many other things that make boarding a special and unique experience.
Dedicated programmes such as the Enrichment Programme and Yorkshire Grit are inclusive and timetabled co-curricular activities that both day- and boarding pupils enjoy during the weekdays. In addition, many boarders represent the school in sporting events on Saturdays as well as weekdays. Our Boarding Administrator Mrs Thomas ensures that there are special boarders’ activities every Sunday, which include day trips to York, cinema trips, outdoor activities and one very special activity every year.
Both Crews and Weaponness have seen extensive refurbishments in recent years, while minor refurbishment works have been ongoing in Willersley. The Scarborough College community are proud of their houses and rightly so, for they are stunning, cosy and feel like a home. Seeing is believing and you are invited to visit our boarding houses. In the meantime, to find out a little more about the different boarding houses, please click on the relevant links below.
Or download our boarding brochure here.