Boarding at Rainbow is a true ‘home away from home’. The boarding house is located just up the hill from the school in a modern, scenic, quiet and safe environment. There are separate boys and girls houses; however they do mix co educationally for their meal and prep (homework) times.
Every bedroom has en suite facilities with up to four sharing a room during their younger years, our older students sharing on a two per room basis. When possible, our examination candidate boarders will reside on their own to focus on their studies. Different activities are planned for the full boarders, where staff are on duty on a Saturday to lead a themed activity. Trips are scheduled with visits to an array of places.
Boarders are accepted from seven years of age, with full or weekly options available. If you would like to visit our boarding facilities in preparation for your child’s arrival, please contact the school reception.
The development of the whole person and the communication of values are vital.
All boarders should be able to develop physically, spiritually, intellectually, morally and socially. Being an open and trusting school, boarding is based upon mutual respect for all its members.
There is equality of opportunity and respect for all boarders, regardless of ethnicity, culture, gender or disability.
Each boarder and each member of staff is to be treated as an individual and with respect and consideration by other pupils and by staff.
Each boarder has the right to extend his or her intellectual growth in an atmosphere of positive encouragement and in conditions that are conducive to learning.
Although living together, staff and boarders acknowledge the right of each other to privacy.
Each boarder has the right to be able to work, play and relax free from abuse, intimidation, harassment, teasing and bullying.
Despite the distance separating boarders from their families, links with parents are seen as an indispensable part of the support and development of boarders.
A boarding place will only be offered to a pupil when the school are happy that they are able to cater for the student and that they have met the requirements as set out in the admissions policy.