Where do I live?
King’s has two main boarding houses: one for boys (School House) and one for girls (St Margaret’s).
School House was built in 1880 for the then “Headmaster and his Boarders”. It has been substantially upgraded over the years and provides accommodation suitable for today’s pupils, mainly in single and double rooms. There are internet points available in all bedrooms. There are two common rooms, a pupil kitchen, the dining room and computer room available to pupils. In the grounds of the House is a tennis court, doubling as a netball court and a five-a-side football pitch for the use of the boarders.
St Margaret’s House dates back to Tudor times. It has recently undergone total refurbishment and pupils are accommodated in mostly double or single rooms with older girls having en-suite facilities.
The Houses are overseen by the Head of Boarding and each is run by the resident Housemaster and two tutors, at least one of whom is also resident. There is a full time House Parent and a domestic team consisting of laundry assistants and cleaners. Food is provided on site by the School catering department in the House’s dining room. There is a varied menu and all dietary needs are catered for.