Boarding in Years 9–13

Boarding at St Peter’s Cambridge is an opportunity for students to learn the life skills that are required for success once they leave school.

St Peter’s is home to over 350 boys and girls during term time. They live in eight boarding houses on the school campus.  

Boarding educates the whole person. Living in this community enables your child to develop valuable life skills that also promote academic success. The daily patterns of boarding life, with duties and homework time, help students to learn self-management, self-control, self-discipline, respect for others, teamwork, resilience, and much more. Our co-educational environment allows boys and girls to develop social skills within systems and structures that maintain privacy and keep everyone safe.

The boarding houses are managed by a House Director and supported by either a House Manager or Matron. House Assistants (often young professionals, tertiary-age students, or staff members) and boarding house student leaders help with the running of the house. The schools' registered nurses are consulted on any health issues.  Together, this group of people provide a ‘home away from home environment and ensure the success of the boarding house.

Find out about boarding. If you are interested in enquiring about boarding opportunities at St Peter’s, why not book a personalised tour with our Admissions Team.  Call 07 823-3684 or email

Meet our senior boarding boys in Broadhurst House.


Introducing our girls' boarding community



Boys’ Boarding Houses

  • Morris Year 9
  • Riddet Years 9–11
  • Oliphant Years 9–11
  • Broadhurst Years 11–13

Girls’ Boarding Houses

  • Lippincott Years 9–10
  • Wrigley Years 10–11
  • Beaufort Years 11–13

The overlaps in age-groups means students will transition through several houses during their time at St Peter’s.

Daily routines for boarders

  • Monday – Friday (varies slightly between houses)
  • 6.30 am Wake up, shower, and get dressed
  • 7.00 am Dorm inspection
  • 7.15 am Breakfast followed by house chores
  • 8.15 am Classes start*

After school

  • 3.30 pm Extra-curricular activities (sport, music, drama)*
  • 5.30 pm Dinner
  • 6.30–9.00 pm Prep time (supervised), varies per year group
  • 9.15 pm onward bedtime and lights out, varies per year group

*School starts for everyone at 9.10 am on Fridays. Boarders may
take town leave on Fridays after school.


Students follow a similar morning routine, without classes. Most students are involved in sport or co-curricular activities, after which weekend leave may be taken. The afternoon and evening are for rest and relaxation activities.


Students can sleep in until 10:00 am

  • 9:00 am Breakfast (optional)
  • 10:00 am Brunch
  • 5:30 pm Dinner
  • 7:00–8:00 pm Chapel
  • The day is “free” with time for optional activities, outings, trips, movies, weekend bus into Hamilton. 

Find out about St Peter’s Open Days. A great way to find out more information about Boarding at St Peter’s is to attend one of our annual school Open Day events. Click here for more.


To find out more about boarding, at St Peter's email our Director of Admissions.

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