Boarding at Solway College is an affordable educational option. It offers wonderful opportunities for full participation and making friendships for life.
Solway College has a friendly, family atmosphere. Students look after and support each other as they would in a family. Peer leadership and school sister relationships assist with this.
Boarding offers additional personal development opportunities. There is discipline, observation of rules and routines and learning to be independent - all necessary parts of living away from home. Boarding at school offers a unique and secure environment in which girls can learn to meet these challenges.
Through boarding, students are offered the chance to develop additional organisational and leadership skills. The contribution of all students is important and valued. Leadership is expected especially from senior girls who have responsibilities in both looking after younger students and in the smooth running of the hostel and school.
Boarding offers greater opportunities to be involved in school-based and other after school and weekend activities. For students who get fully involved boarding is great fun and very rewarding.
A family atmosphere and values are recognised as being crucial to living happily and successfully at school. Students are expected to care for one another and to look after each other and to develop values such as concern for others, respect and personal integrity. The students themselves identify the strong friendships they establish as boarders as one of the best things about boarding.
Regular contact between home and school is essential to the success of boarding.