Boarding at King's
Due to excessive travel time, children living in some parts of Münster, are expected to board on a weekly basis at King’s School. King’s Hall opened in September 1994 to provide weekly residential accommodation. Our aim is to provide a caring relaxed environment where great emphasis is placed upon sympathetic and conscientious care. We are very proud of this close-knit community of young people who despite differing widely in background, interests and talents share a warm and positive ethos.
The most recent Ofsted inspection (January 2012) declared our boarding provision ‘Outstanding’. They were highly impressed not only by the quality of care for the children, but also the standard of accommodation, and the excellent arrangements for monitoring the progress boarders as a group within the school. Facilities are well maintained, and we expect boarders to be responsible.
Ofsted commented on the high quality relations between the young people and the extent to which they not only enjoyed their experience but also in some cases saw it as an extension of family life.
There is a carefully structured routine each evening designed to allow not only quality study time, but also a range of activities and leisure opportunities. Although time is closely structured, there is also plenty of flexibility within the regime, which allows us to organise other opportunities such as cinema visits, swimming, bowling, karaoke nights, competitions and barbecues.
Our aim is to maintain an atmosphere that is supportive, friendly and as homely as possible. It is of great importance that children develop the ability to integrate and live harmoniously with each other. All boarders are encouraged to take an interest in the affairs of the Hall, they can make suggestions concerning daily routines and the organisation of activities by participating in the Boarders Council.
Our facilities are good; all rooms are centrally heated and the showers and toilets are modern and clean. We have our own recreational area which includes a games room for table tennis, snooker, darts, computers and board games: There are various communal rooms for relaxing, and we have a suite of computers available for supervised use. The children also have access to the school library each evening.
We employ a variety of caring staff; including teachers and dependents to ensure round-the-clock care and supervision. Three meals a day are provided, afternoon “tea” and toast for supper in the evening. Health is carefully monitored and a qualified nurse is on duty each eveining. A matron ensures that the Hall is kept in good order and that we are meeting the day to day needs of the children.
We are proud of King’s Hall. It is our belief that we have created the right balance in providing our boarders with a well-organised and caring facility. We encourage individuals to make the best of the educational opportunities provided in the school, and to enjoy the rich and rewarding social life that exists within King’s Hall.
Joining King’s School as a boarder
Parents transferring children direct from UK should:
- Contact the school office (05241 842210) as soon as possible, and request a prospectus and application forms for the school. Please state that you are posted to Munster, and that you may also require boarding information together with application form SCE Form 3.7.
- Once you have established where you will be quartered, check with the HCSO whether this is in the daily traveling area or not. If not, then your son/daughter will be expected to board.
- For students traveling daily, parents should complete the school admissions documentation and request an admissions appointment with the records office.
- For boarders, please complete all school documents, and SCE Form 3.7 – ‘application for secondary schooling as a boarder.’ This form should be counter-signed by your Unit O/C. Send this, together with the school application form, back to the school, and arrange an appointment (see point 3)
On application, you will receive a separate prospectus for both the school and boarding hall.
If you child is already in Year 6 at Oxford School, the admissions process will be co-ordinated for you through the school in May.