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 450 boys and girls during term time. They live in eight boarding houses on the school campus.

The boarding houses are managed by a house director and a live-in 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 school nurse is consulted on health issues.

Together, this group of people provide a ‘home away from home’ environment and ensure the success of the boarding house.

Boys’ Boarding Houses
Morris Years 7–9
Riddet Years 9–11
Oliphant Years 9–11
Broadhurst Years 11–13

Girls’ Boarding Houses
School Years 7–9
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)
6.30am Wake up, shower and get dressed
7.00am Dorm inspection
7.15am Breakfast followed by house chores
8.15am Classes start*

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

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

Saturday
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.

Sunday
Students can sleep in until 10:00am
9:00am Breakfast (optional)
10:00am Brunch
5:30pm Dinner
7:00–8:00pm Chapel


The day is “free” with time for optional activities, outings, trips, movies, weekend bus into Hamilton.

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