The Houses for younger boarders at the Dragon are a particular feature of the School. Bedrooms are cosy rooms shared with a small group of friends. Duvet covers, toys, photos and posters all contribute to the personal, ‘home from home’ atmosphere. Each House has space for play, quiet relaxation and for sharing TV and DVD viewing.
Children coming to board in the junior years will spend up to nine terms living in one of these typical North Oxford family houses, close to the main school buildings. Each House is a home, not only to the Dragon children but to the Houseparents, all of whom have children of their own. A gap-year Boarding assistant and team of non-resident staff ensure the smooth running of the House and provide further warm, friendly support to the children.
There are two Junior Girls’ Houses and two Junior Boys’ Houses. Up to 25 children in Years 4, 5 and 6 live in each of our Junior Boarding Houses, so there are always plenty of friends around to spend time with. The House is their main base at school and the children enjoy returning to house throughout the day. Mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks are provided in the Houses and day children frequently join boarder friends for break time.