Boarding at Saint Felix School

Welcome to our Boarding Community.

At our boarding houses, Somerville (Girls, Years 5-11), Gardiner (Boys, Years 5-11), and Fawcett (Mixed, Years 12 and 13), we pride ourselves on creating a close-knit family atmosphere that fosters a sense of belonging and support. Here, we cherish every boarder as an individual and go the extra mile to meet their unique needs, providing exceptional pastoral care and reassuring families back home that their child is in safe hands, 24 hours a day.

Our dedicated boarding staff work hand in hand with teachers to ensure that each student reaches their full academic and personal potential.

Saint Felix School’s safe, enchanting location, situated near the picturesque seaside town of Southwold, offers our boarding community a tranquil escape from bustling city life. Sitting in 75 acres of countryside, surrounded by nature’s beauty, our boarders can find inspiration and focus while creating lifelong memories with peers.

Our enticing activity programme ensures that every boarder has opportunities to explore and try new experiences. From mid-week adventures to exciting weekend trips, we organise visits to nearby cities like Norwich and Cambridge, thrilling activities like bowling and cinema outings, and opportunities to delve into the charms of our local area.

We warmly welcome international students who wish to improve their language skills. Our diverse school community celebrates cultural exchange, enriching the lives of all boarders and broadening their perspectives.

The heart of our boarding community lies in the exceptional care we provide. Our attentive boarding staff are committed to the happiness and well-being of every boarder. We take the time to know each boarder personally, creating an environment where they can flourish and feel at home.

Our dedication to ensuring a safe and nurturing environment extends to the medical needs of our boarders. We collaborate closely with the onsite medical centre and local doctors and dentists to make sure immediate medical care is available if required.

Join us at our unique boarding community, where the warmth of a family atmosphere, the allure of a seaside town, and enriching experiences await. We look forward to welcoming you with open arms and helping you embark on an unforgettable journey of growth and friendship.

Mrs Halcyon Meldrum


Talk to us about the boarding experience at Saint Felix School.

Mrs Halcyon Meldrum

Head of Boarding

Halcyon Meldrum, Head of Boarding at Saint Felix School in Southwold, Suffolk