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Boarding Life at Milton Abbey

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Full Boarding

We are proud of our full-boarding status and the comprehensive academic and extra-curricular provision this enables, including a full weekend programme. This is not a school that 'shuts down' after midday on a Saturday.

Our provision is all-encompassing and centres around encouraging every pupil to lead a fulfilling and rewarding life during their time here. Hard work and academic determination are balanced with a comprehensive programme of activities and social events.

Boarding pupils live at the school throughout the week and over weekends during term time. They go home for a long weekend (called 'Exeat') twice a term, for half-term holidays and longer holidays over Christmas, Easter and Summer.

The School operates a chargeable bus service for Exeats and Half Term breaks servicing Western, Southern and Central routes, which captures Salisbury and Basingstoke Station service to connect with London Waterloo trains.


On joining the School, every boarding pupil is assigned to a House; a close-knit community where year groups are fully integrated and where every pupil can feel that they belong. Each House has a team of resident staff and matrons to help provide a home-from-home environment.

Milton Abbey has five boarding Houses, with the second girls' House opening in September 2018 to respond to increasing nummbers of girls across each year group. They are:
  • Athelstan | Boys | Located in our Mansion House
  • Damer | Girls | New-build accommodation
  • Hambro | Boys | Located in our Mansion House
  • Hodgkinson | Girls | Located in our Mansion House
  • Tregonwell | Boys | New-build accommodation
Our Heads of School and Heads of Houses provide role models and guidance to younger pupils, and have a key role in the running of the School.