A safe and welcoming home from home.
Three spectacular boarding houses in the heart of Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter.
All of our boarding houses are just a short walk to school and are overseen by highly-experienced and approachable boarding staff.
We pride ourselves on making every pupils’ boarding experience a happy and productive one.
We have a range of boarding options to suit every family.
Step inside a boarding culture where each boarder – whether termly, weekly or flexi – has equal opportunities and are all treated as equal members of our boarding family.
Boarders stay with us full-time, except for school holidays and exeat weekends (where pupils go home or stay with their Guardian).
This boarding option is available to pupils who live reasonably close to the school and prefer to return home at the weekend – this can be a great help if home is too far away for the daily journey to be reasonable.
Our most flexible boarding option (including one-off stays) may be available on occasion – subject to space and, in such circumstances, students may stay a set number of nights a week, or may vary their nights as they see fit, with others popping in only occasionally as space permits.
Flexi-boarding allows any day pupil to enjoy the facilities and companionship of the boarding facilities. It allows day pupils to experience boarders’ activities, to have a sleepover with friends, to solve the problem of needing to stay at school late on a particular day or simply to assist parents who might have a short-term commitment that takes them away from home.
The Mount – Boarding for pupils Years 3 to 9
“Welcome to the Mount Boarding House, the Junior boarding house at Lincoln Minster School. We are a mixed community of boys and girls, of varying nationalities.
“The Mount is a Victorian house set in its own grounds with mainly twin and triple rooms – boys and girls bedrooms are in different areas of the house.
“The Mount has two communal rooms where you can watch TV or DVDs, play video games, board games or just relax.There is also a music room, equipped with a piano, guitars and a microphone for you to do some music practice or just a jamming session.
“A well-equipped craft room ensures that there is always material available, whether it is for school homework projects, organised craft activities at the weekend, or just for when you are feeling creative.
“Outside we have a tennis court with netball and football posts, and grassed areas where you can play Swingball, badminton, or just relax.
“The garden is a popular area where all ages play together, we also have a greenhouse and garden plot, if you are interested in gardening.
“There’s always plenty to do here, with regular activities in the house and local area, including swimming, go-karting, eating out, trips to the cinema, shopping, wildlife parks and more. The school also offers a varied selection of after school sports, creative and other fun activities which boarders can get involved in.
“We have a prep room with desks and computers so there is plenty of space for you to do homework, with staff on-hand to provide support and encouragement, there is Wi-fi available to boarders too.
“We want you to be happy living here, and we have a friendly team of House Assistants and current boarders who will help you to settle in.”
Mr C Freckleton
The Mount Housemaster
Hillside – Boarding for girls Years 10 to 13
“Hillside Boarding House is the senior girls’ house at Lincoln Minster School; we are a community of 20 girls from Year 10 to 13.
“Hillside is a grand Victorian house just across the road from the main Senior School building. We have an orchard to the rear of the house – a lovely area that pupils can use to enjoy sunny afternoons and weekends. We also have a large common room and well-equipped kitchen.
“Accommodation ranges from a small number of single rooms (for Sixth Formers) to shared rooms. The majority of our rooms have two or three beds. Each pupil has their own wardrobe space, bedside table, lamp and desk with a lockable drawer for valuables.
“We have Wi-fi throughout the house so you can Skype your family and friends.
“We hope you enjoy your stay in Hillside Boarding House and create many memories that you will treasure for years to come.”
Mrs Linda Dykes
Hillside House Mistress
Eastgate House – Boarding for boys Years 10 to 13
“Eastgate Boarding House is the senior boys’ house at Lincoln Minster School, a community of 24 boys.
“We live in a grand Victorian house surrounded by leafy gardens and lawns, just three doors down from the main Senior School site.
“We are fortunate to enjoy two spacious common rooms, a sizeable entrance hall, and two kitchens in which to prepare snacks after prep time in the evenings and at weekends.
“Our boarding house benefits from Wi-fi throughout so you can Skype home to your family or friends.
“We have a small number of single rooms as well as shared rooms with the majority having two or three beds.
“We hope that your stay in Eastgate is happy and enjoyable.”
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