Boarding at Kirkham Grammar School is a popular option for Sixth Form pupils. The mixed Boarding House caters for approximately 75 students in a warm, friendly and caring community which really is as close to home as we can make it. Numbers of Sixth Form boarders have grown steadily over recent years and at present make up around 60% of the boarding population. All Upper Sixth Form boarders have either shared or single study facilities. Outside normal school hours they have access to two Boarding House Common Rooms and the extensive range of school facilities. The Boarding House has its own computer network giving access to the Internet.
Developing leadership and management qualities are seen as being an important part of the personal development of a Sixth Form boarder. All Sixth Form boarders are expected to assist the House Parent (Academic) and House Staff in the general day to day running of the House, and so they are all given opportunities to develop their managerial skills and leadership potential. The Boarding House Captains are key figures in co-ordinating much of this work and, to assist them, they have a team of House Prefects who are chosen from the House Sixth Form pupils. The Prefects are major leaders in the House and they manage a team of boarders in ensuring that certain House tasks and routines are fulfilled. All these senior pupils play a major role in the mentoring and guidance offered to all new pupils. Staff are always available for help and guidance, either in academic, sporting or more personal matters to ensure a happy and successful transition to higher education.
Arrangements can easily be made for students to experience a trial night, weekend or week (subject to availability). For further details please contact the Registrar.