Boarding

Claremont has two boarding houses, each with its own unique character but both offering safe, comfortable and structured accommodation. Both houses have been located off campus, as we believe it is vital for the students to have a break from school at the end of each day and at the weekend. This helps with relaxation and makes the boarding house a closer and more inclusive community in its own right.

In addition, being closer to the local community enables our international students to benefit from the true immersion experience, and helps with the development of their English language skills.

Fitted out to the highest standards and with space for some 44 students, Pyke House is situated in the historic town of Battle, adjacent to the English Heritage site of the Battle of Hastings and just a five minute walk from Battle railway station. There is a direct service into London Charing Cross station, taking less than an hour and a half. The boarding house has lovely communal areas and it also has an attractive garden with some outdoor sports facilities and access to the battlefield. The high street is only a few minutes walk away with a good selection of shops and restaurants. The town also has a football pitch, basketball court and tennis courts which are free to use. A number of churches are also located in the town.

Clyde House is our new boarding house and is located just a couple of minutes’ drive from the Prep School. Sleeping up to 60 students, this house offers many single rooms and a high proportion of en suite facilities. Its large garden, spacious rooms and excellent communal areas provide our students with the perfect home-from-home.

Some of the main features of boarding at Claremont School are as follows:

  • Male and female boarding for UK and overseas students from the age of 11 to 18 years of age.
  • 104 boarding places, segregated to accommodate both male and female students
  • International students to represent no more than 10% of the entire student roll.
  • English as the common language both in the boarding house and at school.
  • The high standard of accommodation is an important consideration for students
  • Both houses benefit from large common rooms and have gardens and grounds extending to over 2 hectares.
  • Many organised extra-curricular activities for all pupils but optional for Sixth Formers.
  • Common rooms for Juniors and Seniors
  • Wi-Fi throughout the boarding houses and in every room, with controls set by the school to switch off late at night and restrict access to inappropriate sites at all times
  • There are large, well-equipped common rooms with large screen TVs in both houses, together with games consoles, pool tables and other leisure activities. Computers linked to the school network are also in the houses for the boarders to use.
  • Breakfast and Dinner are freshly prepared and eaten in the boarding houses.
  • Highly-experienced residential and non-residential staff manage both houses
  • Excellent medical provision at both houses, including sick bays and isolation facilities.
  • Weekend use of the extensive school facilities including swimming pool, sport centre, sports fields, gym, music facilities and theatre
  • All overseas boarders require a UK-based Guardian who should be appointed by the agent or parents of the boarders. The school can help facilitate this.

Our boarding staff can arrange transport via taxi or minibus for all overseas students for airport arrivals and departures, providing sufficient notice is given.

Claremont Boarding Handbook