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The boarding environment at Ruthin encourages an incredibly strong sense of community and helps to develop friendships that will be sustained beyond the school.

Boarding is a key part of life at Ruthin with 200+ living on site during term time. We recognise that entering a new school for any child, and particularly one from abroad, can be a daunting experience. Ruthin is a friendly School that welcomes children from all over the world. There are over 20 countries represented in the school with pupils joining us from Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. The chance to live and work alongside people from varied backgrounds and countries is a genuine privilege that our pupils thoroughly enjoy.

Boarding pupils are accommodated in one of five boarding houses. House Parents, supported by boarding staff and a team of Pastoral Tutors, look after the pupils 24/7.

Younger years share bedrooms, while in the Sixth Form rooms are single or double, many with en-suite bathrooms. Wireless Internet is provided throughout the school, including boarding and recreational areas so that boarders can communicate with family and friends using WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook and Skype. The connection is monitored and closed at 10.30pm (earlier for the younger pupils).

The school employs three full-time registered nurses to advise on medical issues. The school doctor visits regularly to hold a surgery for boarders.

View our boarders handbook here.

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