Why Board at St. James'?

At St. James’, we offer a unique and transformative boarding school experience. Our boarding community has a distinct family atmosphere, providing students with a home away from home. We offer a real family feel, with students from around the world living together and supporting each other, building lifelong friendships. The exposure to new perspectives and ways of life inspires a culture of mutual respect, tolerance, acceptance, and openness.

Students can progress in interpersonal and social skills through the vast social and extracurricular activities offered at St. James’. There are a range of trips and activities organised for boarders, ranging from bowling, cinema trips, and seaside trips to adventures to Xscape Snowzone, York Dungeons, and Trampoline Park Hull. The organisation of trips, activities, and regular social events reinforces the social growth of boarders, allowing them to increase in confidence and responsibility, whilst also having fun with their fellow boarders. This is especially encouraging for our growing number of international pupils who take part fully in all these activities and excursions, allowing them to acclimatise to life at St. James’ whilst making great memories and friends that will last a lifetime.

Academic excellence is unrivalled for our boarding students at St. James’. Boarders can take full advantage of the teaching staff who are available to assist, as well as increased access to Academic Enrichment activities, including things like Computer Club, Creative Writing Club, and Inter-House Maths Competitions to name a few. Boarders who require any extra help can receive it from the House Staff who are always on hand to provide tailored support. This allows boarders to have more of a secure link with teachers, inspiring them to become strong individuals who succeed in today’s ever-changing and complex world. The combination of invaluable pastoral and academic support builds a strong work ethic and unparalleled academic growth which prepares students for life beyond boarding school.

Our students leave our school well-equipped to succeed in the world and make a positive impact on their communities. Book your visit today and discover the benefits of boarding at St. James’ School!