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Within our 110 acres of Grade I listed grounds designed by Capability Brown, Langley School is the perfect setting to grow up in. It’s a place where we live and learn together, where lifelong friendships are forged, and where you become part of a caring, warm and supportive environment. The support on offer from staff, and fellow students alike, ensures that every boarder becomes well-rounded and vital members of the wider Langley community.

Langley is inclusive in every way, and our boarding family is made up of students who live locally, regionally in the UK, and internationally in places such as Asia, Europe and Africa. Being just South of Norwich, Langley has superb road and rail links to Stansted and London airports. We understand that it’s never easy to leave family and friends, wherever they may be, which is why we make every effort to ensure that Langley feels like a home away from home. Here’s how we do it:

Routine – we find that daily routines really help, particularly for those new to boarding.
Co-curricular Activities – every afternoon we offer more than 80 Activities and the list is growing.
Prep sessions – these are supervised, so that academic support is always available.
Tea and toast – the kitchens open after prep for downtime and chats around a good old cup of tea.
Evenings – there’s always something going on, whether it be a film and popcorn night, or a game of mixed sport in the campus grounds.
Weekends – our passionate resident staff run a programme of activities at weekends, such as day trips, UK city breaks, cinema, theatre and gallery visits, to name a few. Weekends are a time in which the boarding community thrives, and our key areas of community, intellectual curiosity and environment are really explored.
Facilities – on site we have a fully equipped gym, floodlit AstroTurf, extensive sports facilities, acres of parkland, ICT suites for personal and prep use, co-ed common rooms in the Main Hall, Wi-Fi in dormitories and across the school, library resources, and medical staff on hand.
Leadership – older students can assist in the running of their House, and boarders have their own student representatives to promote their views and concerns. Kindness, curiosity, integrity and confidence are important, lived values of ours, and they are evident in the leadership. They are values passed on from student to student, and celebrated in the whole boarding community.

Options

For ages 10 to 18, we are pleased to offer a variety of boarding options. Our range of resident teaching staff mean that students, whether they be a full time or flexi boarder, are already well-known to staff. Arrangements are easy to make, and we are happy to discuss with you the options, which include:

Full boarding – 24 hour care, seven days a week, fully catered, with laundry service throughout the week.
Weekly – tends to be Sunday to Thursday/Friday, with flexibility on return times. Offers full integration into the boarding experience
Flexi – occasional boarding has proven ideal for parents who, for example, travel on business
Day boarding – we offer transport links for after the prep session and we can be flexible on timings

Our family

The first aid trained boarding staff are keys members of the Langley family, and they take everyone under their wing. Alongside seven on-site resident teachers, we have two Houseparents at the hub of boarding. They are there from wake-up to lights out. As parents themselves, they are aware of the many obstacles and challenges that youngsters face today, and they can be relied upon to provide continuous support and care. They are also a great source fun, with a relaxed and approachable manner. We also have a medical centre and two qualified nursing staff.

To find out more about the boarding family, see our prospectus or contact our Admissions Registrar: admissions@langleyschool.co.uk

Boarding Prospectus

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