There is no doubt about it - trying to choose the perfect boarding school for your child is hard.
When you come across terminology that sounds like it belongs in a Maths exam, the choice can be even harder.
Horizontal Boarding is a term used by schools to describe how their boarding houses are organised.
This is when a boarding house caters for students who are all in the same year group.
Advantages of Horizontal Boarding
Disadvantages of Horizontal Boarding
Vertical Boarding is when a boarding house caters for students from different year groups.
Advantages of Vertical Boarding
Disadvantages of Vertical Boarding
Many schools do a mix of both Horizontal and Vertical Boarding, offering horizontal for younger boarders (for example, in the Prep years - ages 8 to 13) and again for Sixth Form (ages 16-18). And then they switch to Vertical Boarding from ages 13-16.
For more advice on which boarding style & school will best suit your child talk to our Placement team who will discuss all the pro's & cons.
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