House Parents’ Welcome

As the Boarding Housemaster at Holmewood, I am delighted to welcome you to our vibrant and supportive boarding community. Here at Holmewood, our boarders often describe their experience as a “home from home” and a true “community.” This is a testament to the warm, nurturing environment we cultivate, where each child feels valued and supported.

Boarding at Holmewood is not just about having fun; it is a transformative experience that superbly prepares our students for life beyond our school, whether they continue to a boarding or day senior school. With a growing number of parents choosing boarding, we recognize the importance of preparing children for life away from home before they move on at the end of Year 8. Those who have boarded with us invariably settle into their new senior schools with greater ease compared to those who haven’t had this experience.

Having run the boarding house for over 30 years alongside my wife, Mary, and our dedicated team of house parents who live on-site, we have seen firsthand the profound impact that boarding can have on a child’s development. Our utmost priority is the happiness and well-being of the children in our care. We are committed to creating a safe, supportive, and joyful environment where every boarder can thrive.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to Holmewood for a visit, where you can experience firsthand the unique and enriching environment of our boarding community.

Warm regards,

Kevin O’Riordan
Boarding Housemaster
Holmewood School

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