Day Boarding at the Dragon is at No.
14 Bardwell Road – a North Oxford
family home - for girls and boys in
E, D and C Block who wish to board
for between one and four nights each
week. We are happy to offer trial
nights, and some children find that
one night per week for a term helps
the transition into consecutive nights.
Our Houseparents and resident
Matron all live in the Boarding House
and are at hand to care for Day
Boarders after school from 4:15pm.
Boarders are accommodated in
comfortable bedrooms, with boys on
the top floor and girls on the first
floor. The communal area, with space
to relax and play after school, is on the
ground floor. There is also a spacious
and secure garden in which to play
No. 14 Bardwell is run by Rupert
and Lucy Blencowe. They are also
Heads of Boarding at the school.
They have run both Stradlings
and School House, so are no
strangers to boarding life.
They have three children; two girls,
Alice and Imogen, who have now left
home, and Will, who is about to start
As a family they regularly holiday in
Devon, enjoying the great outdoors.