At Giggleswick we enjoy a well balanced mix of full boarders, flexi boarders and day pupils which means that your child will make friends with children from the local area as well as from across the country and around the world. They all share a close sense of community with the House system forming a central hub of life, activities and pastoral care.   

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As a modern day and boarding school we offer a wide range of options tailored to fit the needs, lifestyles and budgets of families based locally, nationally and internationally. You can choose to be a day pupil, a full boarder, 3 or 5-night flexi boarder or board occasionally if there is an activity in school that’s not to be missed. Boarding is available from Year 4 to Year 13. Catteral House is dedicated to our younger girls and boys, from Years 4 to 8, after which they move into one of six senior boarding houses.  

At Giggleswick, boarding life is an enriching and rewarding experience, providing pupils with extra time and space to explore the amazing range of activities available at the school and to grow as an individual. We believe boarding helps develop considerate, responsible and independent young people, by living together in a supportive, fun and family-friendly environment. 

Our extended school day during the week and full day of school on Saturday for everyone, including day pupils, means that our boarders enjoy a structured timetable of activities throughout the week and are never left on their own. Even on a Sunday there are activities and trips to enjoy as well as time for some important rest and relaxation. 

“For me there really is something very special about the relationships you build in a boarding house. We share each moment of our day together - from making our morning coffee together to late night chats. Giggleswick can be challenging and full on, but it’s our peers in house that build us back up again."

Sophie, Leaver (2022)

Meet Sixth Form Boarder, Josh

Meet Year 10 Boarders, Isla and Mathilda