Boarding is a huge part of Sunningdale life. The boys have so much fun in the different dorms and boarding also offers them the time and space to make the most of all that is on offer and, perhaps most importantly of all, spend time with their friends just being boys!

Full and Weekly Boarding

We offer full and weekly boarding. The school is 70% full at weekends but if parents want to take their sons home for Saturday night, then of course they can. Our parents love the flexibility that this offers but they also enjoy knowing that, if their sons are at school for the weekend, they will be surrounded by plenty of friends.

We have a week long ‘Long Leave’ in the middle of each term and ‘exeat’ weekends every two or three weeks.


We have lessons on Saturday morning for all boys and sports fixtures on Saturday afternoons. Saturday evening is either ‘movie night’ on the big screen in our theatre, with popcorn or brownies, pool parties in the summer, socials with local girls’ schools for the older boys or themed nights like ‘mission impossible’! It is easy to see why so many boys choose to stay in school!

Sundays are just pure fun! A full English breakfast to kickstart the day and then a huge range of activities from laser tag, fishing mountain biking or climbing to just hanging out with friends or playing in the nets. It is important for the boys to have a bit of down time just to relax at the end of a busy week.

The weekend is rounded off with Sunday evening Chapel at 6.15pm, which parents are very welcome to attend.