Metro is reporting that the first state school to offer boarding to pupils as young as eight is to open later this year.
Wymondham College Prep School in Norfolk will welcome pupils in September. The £9million school has been designed to help families where both parents work.
They will stay in Underwood Hall, a purpose-built dormitory ‘designed with a family atmosphere to meet the needs of younger boarders’. The hall, which has 32 bedrooms, will also feature ‘teddy bears, tuckboxes, bedtime stories and Mabel, a labrador, to cuddle’.
While education at the state school is free, boarding fees ‘will be in line with those at Wymondham College’, a separate secondary state school located on the same site that currently charges £11,000 a year for boarders.
Read full article here State boarding for children aged eight to help busy parents
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