Boarding at the Dragon

The Dragon has a long tradition of boarding. The boarding community is at the very heart of this thriving, co-educational school. More than a third of our preparatory pupils are boarders and all our houseparents, boarding and other teaching staff contribute hugely to its success. The School prides itself on creating a family atmosphere where the children feel happy and safe.

On average we have 225 boarders from Years 4 through to 8 at the Dragon. We have children who board from local, national and international backgrounds. About 15% of our boarders are from British families, who live in a wide range of countries abroad.


“The promotion of equality and diversity is outstanding. Evidence supports a consistent commitment towards improving equality and diversity in practice. Boarders’ individual needs are very well met and the school promotes an ethos of mutual respect and cooperation.” Ofsted Inspection Report, 2011