Barnfield Sixth Form Village
Barnfield Sixth Form boarding house is a unique form of accommodation for sixth form pupils giving them an outstanding opportunity to live in a situation that will help prepare them for independence and self-reliance once they leave Abbotsholme.
Pupils live in a small community, in well-equipped log cabins, where they have the opportunity to take responsibility for themselves and their living environment. Barnfield is a mixed house with six pupils of the same gender in each cabin. The pupils establish strong enduring friendships, learn to support and appreciate others, share their own personal goals as well as celebrating the success of others.
There are numerous opportunities for the Barnfield pupils to take part in extra-curricular activities alongside their academic programme. The boarders have extended use of the sports, music, art and library facilities as well as a wide range of external trips such as Alton Towers, cultural city trips, cinema, bowling and meals out at local restaurants.
There is, of course, a resident member of staff on hand during evenings and weekends, but our belief is that this development will play a significant part in preparing our young people not only for university but, more significantly, for life itself. They have independence and responsibility whilst remaining under the same caring pastoral umbrella enjoyed by all who live and work in the Abbotsholme community.