Boarding is a key feature of KTJ. It is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding aspects of school life. 

Through boarding, students gain independence, learn important life skills and discover different cultures. This forms a strong foundation for these young global citizens as they journey towards university and their professional lives. 

Parents of young or new boarders can have peace of mind as our experienced Houseparents and House Staff are on hand to assist their children with school and prep work (homework). They also help to guide the boarders towards becoming more independent and developing good study habits and discipline. 

Here is our Director of Boarding, Gary Slade, to tell us more.

Boarding facilities

KTJ has seven senior boarding houses and one junior boarding house, which is divided into separate wings for boys and girls. Each house offers shared bedrooms for up to eight students in junior boarding, four students in senior boarding, and twin or individual rooms for Upper Sixth students. The communal areas are equipped with a board games area, a foosball table, a pool table and table tennis, along with a dedicated cinema room and a kitchenette. Students can work independently in the preparatory rooms, whilst the discussion rooms provide ample space for group study. 

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Boarding routines

After school each day and during the weekends, students enjoy an extensive range of activities. These include more than 100 co-curricular activities to choose from, house activities, and enrichment and entertainment events.

Weekends are for the wide variety of activities which the houses have developed to stretch and enhance the abilities of students. They can take part in sporting competitions during the day or simply enjoy some free time with their friends! Students can also participate in music, drama, dances or other performances as part of the Saturday Evening Programme, which is organised by our senior students. 

A day in the life of a boarding student

Example weekday schedule
06.45 - 07.40Wake up and have breakfast
08.00 - 10.00Morning lessons
10.45 - 11.10Assembly
11.10 - 13.00Morning break and lessons (continued)
13.00 - 14.10Lunch
14.10 - 15.30Afternoon lessons
15.30 - 15.45Afternoon tea
16.00 - 18.00CCAs and after school activities
18.15 - 19.30Dinner
19.45- 20.45Lesson prep for junior and senior students
21.15 - 22.00Second prep for senior students
21.45 - 00.00Bedtime (year group dependent)
Example Saturday schedule
06.45 - 07.40Wake up and have breakfast
08.30 - 13.00Lessons
13.00 - 14.00Lunch
14.00 - 18.00House activities, house competitions and free time
18.15 - 19.30Dinner
20.00 - 21.30Weekend event
22.15 - 00.00Bedtime (year group dependent)
Example Sunday schedule
10.00 - 12.30Brunch
13.00 - 13.30Roll call and house meeting
14.00 - 18.00House activities, house competitions and free time
18.15 - 19.15Dinner
20.00 - 20.45Lesson prep for junior and senior students
21.45 - 00.00Bedtime (year group dependent)


Sample weekend and holiday activities

House Sports and competitions, Talentime, Moot Debate Event, International Understanding Day, Music Night, and much more.

House Nights

Each term, the boarding houses organise House Night which feature activities that bring our new and current students together to create bonds and boost camaraderie. Examples of these activities include paintballing, bubble sports, trampolining, high ropes, cookery classes, karaoke, bowling and a visit to a waterpark!

Where next?

KTJ Primary
KTJ Secondary
KTJ Sixth Form
KTJ Stories