Our Boarding Houses & Staff
Enjoy a warm atmosphere and a comfortable environment
Adams’ boys start their boarding life at the age of 11 at Longford Hall, a beautiful Georgian mansion set in one hundred acres of grounds with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. They are cared for by a Boarding Housemaster and his team of Matrons and Tutors who know each boy personally. They enjoy a warm atmosphere and a comfortable environment. At the age of 14/15 boarders move into senior boarding to continue their boarding life. From September 2017 senior boarding will move into a Beaumaris Hall, a purpose designed home yards from the entrance to the main school. Beaumaris Hall will offer en-suite accommodation in every room as well as a supper room for the boys. There will be a large communal area for the boys to relax and enjoy spending time together. Senior boarding aims to help pupils gain independence and is an ideal stepping stone between home life and university.
Meet our Boarding Housemasters
Junior Boarding Housemaster Mr Sam Obeng-Asare has taught at Adams’ for many years as Head of Business Studies and Economics and as a boarding tutor too. He lives on site at Longford Hall with his wife and their two sons.
Having once been a boarder himself, Mr Obeng-Asare understands first-hand what it is like to join the boarding community and the importance of creating a caring and homely environment in which the boys can embrace the many opportunities that are available to them as boarders at Adams’.
To find out what the junior boarders and staff have been up to please take a look at our latest newsletter.
Head of Senior Boarding Colette Lonergan lives at Beaumaris Hall, the new purpose designed boarding house for pupils in Year 11 and the sixth form. Miss Lonergan is a long standing member of Adams’ staff and teaches Maths to pupils throughout the school. Prior to taking over her new role as Head of Senior Boarding Miss Lonergan has had a long association with senior boarding including as Deputy Boarding Master. She is excited to be taking over the reins from Dr Dolding at such a pivotal time in the boarding life of Adams’ and has been heavily involved in the work to make Beaumaris Hall an ideal stepping stone for boarders preparing to move to university of the world of work.
Joining her at Beaumaris Hall will be a team of Tutors including teachers drawn from a wide variety of academic departments who can offer additional support to pupils as their all important exams approach. Pauline Johnston is the House’s highly experienced Residential Boarding Matron and she works with a small team of experienced Matrons to look after the day to day welfare and well-being of the boarding pupils.
Meet our Matrons
Their role encompasses everything from being a sympathetic shoulder to lean on and providing advice and support through to solving laundry issues.
They are a much loved by the boys and provide invaluable support to the whole boarding community.
Sixth Form Boarding
Select the link below to view details about Sixth Form Boarding.