The boarding community here at King William’s College represents around 20% of the College population. This vibrant, friendly and creative community adds so much to the College as a whole. There are two boarding houses – Colbourne House for boys and School House for girls.
Opting to board at College, be it flexi, weekly or full time, gives pupils the freedom to become more independent both socially and academically. It encourages them to organise their time more efficiently and to strike a healthy balance between work and play. They become more tolerant, more confident and more willing to act as part of a group. They have unrivalled access to College facilities and members of staff. They can take advantage of the busy weekly and weekend activity programmes. They also foster friendships which will last a lifetime.
Below are some extracts from recent inspections
IOM Department of Social Care Inspection - May 2011
The college provides outstanding care for the boarders. Outcome groups - staying safe, enjoying
and achieving, making positive contribution and prosper are judged to be outstanding.
The boarders at King William’s College are well motivated, well mannered and confident. The
college boarding structures and systems help create a community spirit in a supportive
environment. The outcomes for boarders are excellent.
The boarders demonstrate excellent manners and responsible behaviour.
ISI Inspection - November 2011
Boarding is particularly well managed.
Boarding provision is good overall with excellent features.
The houses benefit from excellent leadership that places the care and development of boarders at the fore.
Good and knowledgeable support from tutors provides a high level of supervision and care.
The boarders benefit from a rich variety of activities.