Mission Statement

The Boarding House encourages each boy to contribute positively to society and meet his personal best.

Boarding House Aims

At the Boarding House we share the school’s vision and strategy. We encourage each boy to contribute positively to society and strive to meet his personal best.

Newington Boarding aims to:

  • Provide a safe environment that motivates boys to achieve their personal best in their academic, co-curricular and spiritual pursuits
  • Provide a strong sense of community that boys feel proud to be a part of
  • Provide a complimentary addition to the boarders’ home life, to add value to boarders’ schooling experiences
  • Develop self discipline and a positive, proactive attitude to daily life
  • The school’s policies in place for the day school, also apply to Boarding

Key Traits

Within the Boarding House we hope to develop the following six key traits in our boarders:

  1. Trust
  2. Forgiveness
  3. Integrity
  4. Positivity
  5. Compassion
  6. Resilience

Helping our boys learn

To help our boys learn these values we:

  • Provide strong pastoral care to enable each boarder to develop to the best of his ability
  • Promote respect and tolerance for other people in a supportive environment
  • Protect the welfare of each boarder by providing a safe environment
  • Develop an atmosphere of trust in which each boarder feels able to approach any member of staff and be treated as an individual and with respect
  • Provide an environment where each boarder can work, develop sound academic habits and achieve the best results he is capable of
  • Develop a range of activities and opportunities to encourage the personal, social and cultural development of each boarder
  • Provide accommodation that is comfortable and suitable for the needs of each boarder
  • Provide each boarder with the means to communicate with his family, friends and members of staff
  • Promote in each boarder a sense of self-worth that allows him to develop a sense of responsibility and leadership, as well as the ability to work in a team
  • Provide a seamless transition with the general running of the College itself

Encouraging Responsibility and Respect

Since the boarders spend so much time together, at Edmund Webb we encourage a sense of responsibility and respect towards each other.

Each Boy's Responsibility

All boarders have rights and responsibilities within the Boarding House. It is important to remember that these go hand in hand.

For example, while it is your right to be treated with respect and courtesy by others, it is equally your responsibility to make sure you treat others with respect and courtesy.

  1. To treat everyone with respect and courtesy, being polite and well mannered to all
  2. To listen to others openly and carefully and to value their opinion even if you don’t agree with it
  3. To ensure, by their behaviour, that they do not prevent anyone else from learning and studying
  4. To treat everyone fairly and kindly and to refrain from any form of bullying behaviour
  5. To respect another’s space and belongings, ensuring they always ask permission to use or borrow anything
  6. To be honest and truthful, at all times, in their dealings with others so that they can be trusted
  7. To fulfill their duties with care and to accept the rules and regulations of boarding life with good grace

Each Boy's Right

  1. To be treated with respect and courtesy by everyone
  2. To be treated as an individual whose views and opinions are valued
  3. To have an environment in which they can learn and study to the best of your ability
  4. To live in safety, free from the fear of bullying and others wrong behaviour
  5. To have their personal space and belongings respected by all
  6. To live in a positive environment in which truth, honesty and trust are valued
  7. To have a clean, neat and pleasant house area in which to live