Lincoln Minster School


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 and have a range of boarding options to suit every family. Step inside a boarding culture where each boarder – whether termly, weekly or flexi – are all treated as equal members of our boarding family.

Termly Boarding

Boarders stay with us full-time, except for school holidays when they return to their parents or named guardians.

Weekly boarding

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 can offer pupils the chance to enjoy one-off stays or regular short-term stays to suit the individual needs of the family (subject to availability). Pupils who flexi-board may stay a set number of nights a week, or may vary their nights as they see fit, with others popping in only occasionally.

Flexi-boarding allows any day pupil to enjoy the facilities and companionship of our boarding houses by enjoying the experience of 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.

Boarding Handbook 2020

We are pleased to welcome back our new and returning boarders for the new academic year. Please ensure to read our Boarding Handbook above in preparation for your return.

Our School

The Mount

Boarding for pupils in Years 3 to 9

“The Mount Boarding House is 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.

Lincoln Minster School Boarding House

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 pupils to be happy living here, and we have a friendly team of House Assistants and current boarders who will help you to settle in.”

Miss Diane McCallun
The Mount Housemistress

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360° Tour: Mount Boarding House
Lincoln Minster School Boarding House


Boarding for girls in Years 10 to 13

“Hillside Boarding House is the senior girls’ house at Lincoln Minster School; we are a community of around 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 that all pupils enjoy their stay in Hillside Boarding House and create many memories that they will treasure for years to come.”

Mrs Linda Dykes
Hillside House Mistress

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360° Tour: Hillside Boarding House


Boarding for boys in Years 10 to 13

“Eastgate Boarding House is the senior boys’ house at Lincoln Minster School, a community of around 25 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 all pupils find their stay in Eastgate is happy and enjoyable.”

Mr Ganfornina
Eastgate Housemaster

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360° Tour: Eastgate Boarding House
Lincoln Minster School Boarding House

What Our Boarders Say About Us…

I have made many friends, they are friendly, kind and there for me. I am very happy at Lincoln Minster School.

Boarding pupil, 2018

My child loves going to Lincoln Minster School!

Parent, 2018

The school has a great understanding of my sons requirements. Communication with all the staff is excellent and concerns dealt with immediately.

Parent, 2018

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