We believe fundamentally in our boarding ethos. It is why, for instance, all pupils belong to a boarding house, and why we do not have day houses.
We believe that the values and social skills imparted in a boarding environment are so important that every pupil should experience them. Skills such as getting on with others, making conversation, studying independently, for instance, and values such as kindness, inclusivity, integrity, and respect for others. All are vital in helping our pupils to grow into people who will make a positive contribution to the world around them.
We are ambitious for our pupils, and hope that they will be ambitious for themselves in return. However, we are equally clear that we are just as proud of our pupils for the content of their character as we are for their concrete achievements. This is what a positive boarding ethos gives, and this is why it is so central to a Blundell’s education.