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An independent boarding school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18 set in the heart of the Cotswolds, UK. Our pupils have the freedom to experience, explore and enquire about the world around them. We aim to encourage independence and tolerance in a safe, caring community and magnificent natural environment.

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“Our mission is to develop thoughtful, adventurous, and academically ambitious young people who are life-long learners.

We aim to prepare them with the character and skills to succeed in the ever-changing world after school…”

Rob Jones

Head of Rendcomb College

Thinking about joining the Rendcomb family?

At every step our admissions team will support you through our application process.

“My family and friends at Rendcomb really help when I miss home.

Our houseparents are actual teachers, which comes in handy when you get stuck with homework!”


Year 8

  • Open Day

    Our immersive Open Days ensure you get a true sense of what boarding at Rendcomb College is really like. You'll get to see a typical bedroom, meet the boarders, explore our campus and meet our Houseparents and teachers.

  • Personalised Visit

    You'll be invited to meet the Head of College, Mr Jones and you will have another opportunity to visit your Boarding House and meet the Houseparents one-to-one. You'll get to know all you need to in order to make a decision about joining the Rendcomb Family.

  • Register

    Great news - you've decided to join the Rendcomb Family! The next step is to register formally with us. We'll finalise the details of any entrance assessments, seek references from your current school and if successful, we'll send you a formal offer of a place - congratulations!

  • First Day

    Once you've accepted your place, we'll keep you informed of all the activities you can take part in prior to your first day so you can feel at home from the very start. We hold an induction day for all new families too and you'll meet all of your new classmates during a fun sports session.

Boarding School Fees

Year of Pupil Weekly Boarding The Cost (per term, inclusive of school tuition fees) Full Boarding
Year 7 and 8 £8,700 Per Term £9,775 Per Term
Year 9 £10,750 Per Term £11,995 Per Term
Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 N/A £12,650 Per Term

Families looking for regular boarding can select either our Weekly or Full Boarding option. All Weekly and Full Boarders will have their own bed and they may bring in decorative items and personal effects. Belongings may be kept at College throughout the term.

Weekly Boarding

Weekly boarding is available for all pupils and there is a set rate for those who opt for this in Year 7, 8 and 9. Pupils in Year 10 and above can be weekly boarders but will pay the full boarding rate. Weekly boarders can be dropped off at school on Sunday night or Monday morning and may be collected on Friday evening or on Saturday after fixtures or the morning enrichment programme.

Full Boarding

Full boarders may stay at school throughout each term and will go home for Exeat weekends and Half Term holidays. Full boarders do have the opportunity to go home, to Guardians or stay with friends on evenings or weekends. They may also attend regular off-site activities such as football training and horse riding.

Want to talk further?

Considering Rendcomb College Boarding? Contact us to discuss your child’s needs and request a personal visit to get to know us and experience all we offer.

Flexi and Occasional Boarding

We don’t believe in strict rules segregating day students from full boarding at Rendcomb College. Our ethos is about being one community, a family formed by individuals looking to learn, grow, build bonds and share their lives. We’re proud to provide both flexible and occasional boarding options at times when a return home can be challenging, or you’re looking for the best of both.

Occasional Boarding offers an ad hoc overnight stay for day pupils on just a few nights per term. This option allows families to book last-minute stays at school, providing greater flexibility. 

Our Flexi Boarding packages provide a hybrid option, families can pre-select specific nights each week to board across an entire term. This must be booked in advance at the start of each term, and we’ll try our best to allocate the same bed space - but personal items can not be left. In this instance, Flexi boarders take priority over occasional boarders. We’re pleased to have an open policy where both day pupils and boarders share the same houses to enable strong friendships and camaraderie for all to flourish throughout the college.

Rendcomb College Campus

A Naturally Inspiring Setting

All of our boarding houses have stunning views over the 230 acres of Cotswold countryside that Rendcomb College is situated within. Whether it be our forest, sports fields, deer park or ancient orchard, boarders have an inspiring setting to live, learn and grow up. 

With such vast grounds to explore, houseparents regularly organise activities such as laser tag, orienteering, a night-time walk or campfire and sports during the evenings and weekends. Pupils can also ask to use the sports facilities such as the gym or tennis courts in their down time.

Meet the Dedicated Boarding Team

Your Rendcomb family away from home.

Senior School houseparents

Godman House - Boys and Girls in Year 7 to 9
Houseparent: Miss Jo Bond
Dr Linda Bakker BTech (Hons), PhD, PGCE (Assistant Houseparent)
Mr Chris Border BSc (Hons), Level 2 Lacrosse Coach (Assistant Houseparent)
Ms Amanda Miles (Matron)

Stable House - Girls in Year 10 and 11
Houseparents: Mrs Jessamy Toms and Mr George Toms
Miss Aimee Ratapana (Assistant Houseparent)

Lawn House - Boys in Year 10 and 11
Houseparents: Mr Paul Bevans and Mrs Mandy Bevans
Mr Ed Thomason (Assistant Houseparent)

Sixth Form houseparents

Stable House & Lawn House - Boys and Girls in Year 12 and 13
Houseparents: Mr Marc Silverthorn and Mrs Hannah Silverthorn
Mr Ryan Castle (Assistant Houseparent)

Where to Next?

Want to talk further?

Considering Rendcomb College Boarding? Contact us to discuss your child’s needs and request a personal visit to get to know us and experience all we offer.