Nine of our Houses are single sex; Saints' House, opened in September 2018, is our first co-educational day House. All Houses span the five year groups in the College. We find that this is an important element of being part of the boarding house family. Girls and boys can spend time with their own age group and at the same time benefit from have older ‘siblings’ to guide them and, as they grow older, take on a role in guiding younger pupils.
The Houses are where firm friendships are forged, lasting throughout school and beyond. It is in Houses that pupils are given leadership roles, learn a keen sense of community and develop skills of caring and sharing. Older pupils mentor younger pupils; Heads of House and House Captains help in the day-to-day running of the House and matrons play a crucial role in the care of pupils.
When we speak to Lancing boarders they talk about enjoying being part of a community, building friendships, learning to be independent and being able to access a wide range of opportunities. Parents are reassured that their sons and daughters are receiving the very best of pastoral care whilst living in a very secure environment with plenty of open space and fresh air.