The house has a large garden with lawns for playing on (very popular for football!), trees and shrubs for making dens and a vegetable garden with fruit trees.
It is very much a “home from home”. As well as the house parents, resident house tutors and a matron, we have a resident assistant who keeps an eye on the younger boys, supervising their homework, listening to them read every night, helping them to organise their time and belongings and making sure they eat properly. We encourage all of the boys to keep in close contact with their parents; many boys Skype their parents and keep in touch by email and phone.
Mealtimes are a family occasion. Boys eat a home-cooked breakfast and supper in the cosy dining room, and the staff eat with them. We try to encourage the boys to have good table manners!
Outside school hours the boys have a busy and fun-filled programme of activities on evenings and weekends, many of which they share with the junior boarders at Monmouth School for Girls and Girls’ Prep.