About our Boarding Programme
Liverpool College is a boarding school.
We offer boarding for pupils 15 years or older as a member of the State Boarding School Association (SBSA).
Boarding provides a unique experience giving pupils an excellent opportunity to develop independence, maturity and community living skills.
Our boarders are ambitious and focused on achieving their best in their studies.
Our boarding house is a friendly and supportive environment. It is a home away from home for a diverse and committed group of pupils and staff. The staff support and encourage each pupil to achieve the best academic outcomes and to participate fully in everything Liverpool College has to offer.
Our boarding house is located next to our campus in Derby Hall. Facilities consist of large and comfortable single or twin rooms. In addition, the boarding house has communal rooms for relaxation, study, and snacking. In October 2017 our Boarders moved into a new, multi-million pound refurbishment of Liverpool University’s Derby & Rathbone Halls of Residence.
Each student has their own smartly furnished bedroom with en-suite while the accommodation boasts a total of nine kitchen/dining rooms, three TV/media rooms, a table tennis room and twelve 40” smart TVs. Add to that, the fact that cleaners come in three times a week and it feels a little bit like living in a 4* hotel! Five basketball, football and tennis courts a few steps away at the end of our garden make these facilities second to none for any student considering boarding as an option for 6thform.
Boarders share meals in our dining room, excursions, and activities together, Most of all, they are part of a close knit community where they are known and supported. Our last inspection rated boarding as excellent. Read our boarding inspection report here.
What is a State Boarding School and how much does it cost?
There are 38 state boarding schools in the country. They offer free education and only charge for boarding. Because of this, the boarding fees we charge are less than 50% of those charged by private fee paying schools.
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Our boarders are frequently among our top performers at A level. In 2016 our boarding leavers went on to take up places at prestigious universities including Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh & University College London. One of our 2016 leavers has his story on the State Boarding Forum website http://stateboarding.org.uk/press-releases/390-german-boarder-earns-six-a*.html