Pastoral Life

Day students

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A stunning Day House complex

Our newly extended and refurbished Day Houses, Town for boys and Southfield for girls are set side by side around a shared landscaped courtyard.

This RIBA nominated development realised the School’s vision to provide a stunning, purpose-built complex going way beyond the usual for our Day students.

There are study areas for every student, spacious common rooms for relaxing, wonderfully equipped kitchens and bathrooms, as much storage space as any sportsperson could possibly need, tutor rooms, garden and play areas as well as two statement dining-rooms each seating 150.

As a bonus, our location means both Houses are just steps away from the Sports Centre, with its 25m pool, Astros, squash courts and more…



Our Day Houses offer the best of both worlds

Flexibility combined with the full Rugby experience

For parents and students living near enough, our Day Houses offer the best of both worlds – the breadth and depth of the Rugby boarding ethos and experience with the flexibility of returning home every day.

Our Day Houses are open from 7.00am and do not close until 10.00pm, offering time and space in the day to make the very most of all the opportunities on offer, from academic enrichment sessions to a huge range of co-curricular options and social events.

We also run a morning mini-bus collection service to offer increased flexibility for parents. Click here to view our latest pick points and timings

Our Houses

Best results combined with a superb co-curricular programme and dedicated pastoral care

Our results in examinations go from strength to strength – in fact we have the best results in the region. Our music is, without any exaggeration, nationally renowned. We play 35 sports, many of them competitively, House versus House and us versus other schools. Southfield and Town House are not simply places for our students to drop their kit during the day. In fact, the reality could not be further from that. The Houses become the locus of School life and the focus of friendships.

Exactly the same levels of pastoral care, tutoring, mentoring, the nurturing of individual talents are to be found in the Day Houses as in the Boarding Houses. There are the three matrons in each House, the tutors, and access to the full San team. Busy parents can rest assured that we keep track of every student every day until they have signed out, and all medical matters like vaccinations and prescriptions are firmly in hand. We believe this is something special that you simply cannot find elsewhere.

Day students follow the same timetable as boarders. Early starters can enjoy breakfast before starting on a busy timetable of lessons, sport and co-curricular events, with everyone returning to House at break for toast. It is then back to the timetable before returning to share lunch with the whole House, including all the tutors, giving time for a catch-up and a check on student wellbeing. Afternoons could be sport, community service or lessons, depending on year group, with tea provided for all who have evening activities planned. Supervised prep time is arranged for the younger years while mixed socials, often with a theme, happen on most Saturday evenings.  The Houses will also open on Sundays if weekend events are planned.