LVS Ascot offers excellent boarding for boys and girls aged 7 and above in primary, secondary and sixth form education ( K12 ), within our modern, comfortable and extensive facilities in Ascot, Berkshire. The school is near to Windsor and is easily accessible from London, Heathrow and Gatwick airports, ensuring our boarders come from a range of backgrounds in the UK and internationally.
The aim of boarding at LVS Ascot is to develop the whole person, physically, spiritually, intellectually, morally, socially and emotionally in an atmosphere of positive encouragement. With this in mind, modern accommodation combined with a strong team of residential staff, headed up by the Deputy Head Pastoral, provide safe and supportive surroundings for today’s young boarders.
A full range of activities and outings keep students happy and entertained during the evenings and weekends. LVS Ascot Boarding compliments the school’s educational ethos of developing caring confident citizens for the future.
We have nearly 200 boarders, weekly and full, in 4 separate boarding houses each with its own atmosphere and team of caring staff, all on the same campus.
A friendly informal home for year 5 to year 9 boys with structured after-school activities.
Boys aged from years 9 to Year 12 enjoy the lively environment of Guinness House with its wider range of after-school opportunities.
A relaxed and supportive home for girls from years 4 to year 12.
Sixth Form students thrive in Gilbey House, organising their own time and leading the boarding community in the many inter-house games and competitions.
Principles and Practice of Boarding
Although each boarding house has its own style and characteristics they all conform to the LVS Principles and Practices of Boarding, as laid out below.
Arrangements are made to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils by means that pay due regard to current statutory guidelance; good behaviour is promoted; bullying is prevented so far as reasonably practicable. ISI Report 2016
Boarders do not experience discrimination, and their care is sensitive to different needs. ISI Report 2016
An appropriate induction process for pupils new to boarding is implemented ISI Report 2016
Boarding Principles and Practices | pdf | 205 kb
LVS boarding seeks to promote an all-inclusive community whereby all of our Boarders are able to live and develop in a safe and nurturing environment, regardless of their culture or religious beliefs. We actively encourage our Boarders to embrace British Values, through our range of exciting House trips and events. Boarders are asked to adopt and follow the clear expectations and customs that British citizens are expected to embrace and incorporate into their own daily lives. We wish to instil a sense of pride and respect within the Houses, by offering our Boarders a range of opportunities for self-enrichment and fulfilment, through visits to local and national places of cultural importance. Boarders will learn what ‘good citizens’ are by following and respecting the rules of the House. They should work with the Houses in their ambition towards living in a fair, democratic, and a homely environment. Boarders are given the opportunity to develop into caring and confident citizens, whom are educated in the modern British way of life. The Houses welcome cultural diversity while taking pride in its strong sense of Britishness. Our Boarders learn to live together respectfully and peacefully. They are given the chance to become confident and well-informed leaders in their own right, through our Prefect system. They are given every equal opportunity to celebrate their cultural backgrounds and to take full advantage of what is on offer regardless of their race or religion.