A family atmosphere in a caring and nurturing environment.
Boarding remains at the heart of school life with some children coming from overseas, together with weekly boarders from London and the South East. The girls are accommodated in Juckes House where they are looked after by their own Housemistress, whilst the boys reside in Kipling with their own Houseparents.
A family atmosphere, comfortable dormitories for small numbers, good food and careful supervision all help to make life fun for the children. They can also enjoy the benefits of country life with good fresh air and space to play. Children usually make friends quickly and a team of well-qualified staff, under the direction of resident House Parents, ensures that all will thrive in this positive environment. Teddies and other friends are always welcome.
Boarders enjoy evening access to all the school’s facilities, including the common rooms, library, sports centre, music school, art room and modern ICT facilities. A stimulating programme of activities, expeditions, films and sport is provided each evening and at weekends.
Rudyard Kipling, who opened Junior King’s on its new school site in 1929, wrote of the importance of filling ‘the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run’. Time does not stand still in our thriving school community. Making the most of daily opportunities and challenges, where endeavour and success are held in the highest regard, are just some of the defining qualities that make boarding such a rewarding experience for pupils and staff alike at Junior King’s.