What are the benefits of boarding at a relatively young age?
Our experience is that in general children adapt better to boarding earlier rather than later. Starting together in Year 4, in small houses specially designed to suit younger children, boarders quickly feel at home. There is also the advantage that at the Dragon the Year 4 teaching block is entirely self-contained – rather like a school within a school for only 110 children. This gentle start can often be easier than joining later on when school life is busier and other boarders are already settled.