Our role when a child arrives at Prebendal is to make them feel happy, secure and at ease in their new surroundings and to realise that Prebendal is an extension of home.


At Prebendal our pupils always have someone to speak to. The Head, Head of Boarding, Deputy Head & Boarding Matrons. We have twice weekly pastoral meetings as a team and all staff are involved. Our Senior Boarders offer guidance and support to ensure your child becomes confident in our routines.


Our menu changes weekly and as in any family the children are able to have their say, knowing that their opinions will be listened to. The Food Committee meets every half term; a representative from each form puts forward suggestions for menu implementations and these are frequently incorporated. This can be as simple as asking for salad ingredients to be served separately rather than in a mixed salad, or requests that popular items be served more frequently.

All food is home cooked here in our kitchens by our in-house team. We support local businesses.

As well as enjoying three cooked meals every day, the children are offered nutritional snacks at morning and afternoon break-time as well as before bed; in addition a large basket of fresh fruit is always available. 

Those delicious match teas are served not only on match days, but at other events throughout the school year. The match tea menu is a blend of both savoury and sweet, with homemade cakes proving especially popular.

In the summer term the pupils enjoy the occasional opportunity of cooking on barbeques (under close supervision). Cooking and eating alfresco in our superb grounds is a very popular summer-time treat for everyone.