A Yorkshire independent school has launched a brace of boarding options in a bid to improve flexibility for families juggling busy lives.
Pocklington School’s new weekly package runs from Monday morning to Friday evening, while the part-time option allows boarders to stay any two nights, Monday to Thursday.
Stephen Greaves, head of boarding at Pocklington, said: “We are very excited to launch these new boarding packages, which will work perfectly with the new Monday to Friday academic week we are introducing this September. The new weekly package helps busy families with both transport and logistics and enables pupils to stay on track with their studies whilst still having fun with their friends.
“Boarding helps young people to develop independence and maturity, and the new two-night package will be useful as a first step into boarding if they have not experienced it before. Two nights gives pupils the opportunity to split their time between home and school, which can often be really helpful for parents needing to balance their home and work commitments.”
The new packages will be available across school’s four boarding houses, each based on campus, offering a different activities programme each night of the week.
A range of flexible options are also available, including pick-up and drop off at York station, early arrival times on a Monday morning, access to the Friday night and Saturday morning enrichment programme at a reduced rate and free accommodation if needed on a Sunday evening.
“Modern boarding is not simply for families that live far away, it can work for any family no matter how close by,” said a parent of a current boarder.
“The boarding staff are approachable, caring and determined that all the young people in their care get the very most from their time from boarding at Pocklington School.”