Benefits of Co-educational Boarding

Co-educational boarding at Guildford Grammar SchoolThere are many benefits to boarding that can have a lasting impact on a child's education journey. We understand that the main consideration for families is to provide their children with greater opportunities.

The benefits of co-educational boarding at Guildford Grammar School:

  1. Boarding at Guildford Grammar School provides a unique opportunity for children to learn to be caring, independent, resilient, thoughtful and respectful of others.
  2. The chance for an outstanding education, rich in academic and co-curricular opportunities.
  3. The ability to cultivate independence. Boarders learn very quickly how to develop independent living skills. But more than this, they learn how to be independent thinkers - a critical skill in the modern world.
  4. Boarders have the opportunity to exercise leadership and collaborate together harmoniously.
  5. They learn the importance of collaboration and responsibility. Boarders have the chance to develop courtesy, consideration and respect for others.
  6. Boarders appreciate cultural diversity and benefit from living amongst young people from a range of different backgrounds.
  7. Through shared experiences boarders have the opportunity to form friendships and connections that can last a lifetime.
  8. A co-educational boarding house allows brothers and sisters to remain close, living under one roof as they would at home.  Having the support of a sibling whilst living in boarding can be extremely beneficial for young boys and girls.
  9. Co-educational boarding provides an environment where girls and boys can develop healthy, respectful relationships with one another. Through these relationships, they can gain a wider perspective on everyday real world issues.
  10. Developing social and emotional skills is just as important as acquiring academic skills.  Boarding in a co-educational context allows boarders to develop these important skills and recognise the differences and similarities between genders.