Our boarding students are now housed in the newly opened and fully refurbished Woodard House, across the road from the main school site. The photograph below shows Sir Robert Woodard himself (Great Grandson of the Woodard Founder Nathaniel Woodard) coming along to official opening ceremony.
All boarding pupils will live in the co-ed house in double or single rooms.
There is a large shared kitchen, kitchenettes on each floor. Each floor also has a number of shower rooms and toilet facilities.
There is a large study room located next to a computer room to allow pupils to easily access facilities to complete their homework or have space to prepare and revise for examinations.
For pupils who have an interest in music, there is a piano available within the house for practice sessions.
The house boasts a large bright and airy common room for pupils to enjoy some relaxing time on weekends or after Prep. This room is also used for movie nights and house meetings.
We want children first and foremost to feel that boarding at St. James’ is like a second home. In the double rooms pupils will generally share rooms with other pupils of the same age and the older members of the house in single rooms (where possible).
After their evening meal, there is a structured Prep session (homework), supervised by a member of the boarding team. Followed by free time to socialise with their friends, workout in the School gym, play table tennis in the Masters’ Room or just relax in the common room and watch television.