Newtown School

Boarding & Dining


Newtown School is a co-educational boarding and day school. Boarding facilities are offered on a three weekly basis. Some students may opt for weekly boarding. Occasional boarding is also available if space permits allowing day students the opportunity to stay in the school for a short period of time. Day students have the opportunity to become day boarders and remain in school until after evening prep thus allowing them to take a full part in all aspects of school life.

Our boarding houses are much more than the place where a student sleeps. It represents their life outside the academic side of the school – a home from home, a place of safety and security, a place of fun and camaraderie.

Boarding in Newtown School

Great importance is attached to the creation of a friendly, close-knit community in which young people can settle, make firm friendships, feel at home and thrive.


Nest building at Newtown School

There are two residences, Annamaur (girls) and Arnold Marsh (boys). Accommodation is mostly in dorms but there are also twin and single rooms. There is a common room in both houses. Residential staff have rooms in the residences. Non-residential teaching staff are also involved in residential duties on a rota basis.

A designated residential staff member is assigned to each year group. There is always a staff  member is on duty when students are in the boarding houses.

Students decorate their dorms with posters and pictures and bring their personal belongings to create a homely environment for themselves.

Useful downloads

Caring for the health of boarders and day scholars

Dining at Newtown School


Christmas lunch at Newtown School

Our dedicated and professional catering staff provide nutritious meals for our day and boarder students. Our chefs cater for a variety of diets and, where practicable, can accommodate special dietary needs.




“Something else I miss about Newtown is the best array of soups, and the best chicken curry in the world! – Ann Barry Music teacher currently on a career break to complete a Phd in the US”
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