School should be an extension of the family, not a break from it.
One of the main advantages of Sunningdale is that it is small. This gives us the opportunity to get to know the boys very well. We are able to pick up on worries and celebrate achievement very quickly. The headmaster is totally involved in the life of the boys, doing a full teaching programme and coaching games every day.
Mrs Dawson oversees the matrons and the catering department. There is a fully qualified head matron, a deputy matron and two assistant matrons who all live on the boarding side of the school. The boys sleep in dormitories until they get to the top end of the school when they move into their own individual 'cubicles'. There is a plethora of teddy bears!
Weekly boarding is now available to boys in their first two years. The purpose of this is to ease boys into the idea of full boarding.
Each form has its own tutor and they all attend weekly tutor meetings to discuss a range of topics.
The boys have two long week-ends either side of an 8 day half term and may also have two other Sundays away from school. The week-ends are full of activities to engage the boys.
Parents are warmly encouraged to attend matches, recitals, plays and other school activities.