Welcome to Grindal House one of the boys' houses at St. Bees. We look forward to our association with you in the education and care of your son during his time on Grindal.
St. Bees School has had boarding students since its foundation in 1583. Boarders have been the backbone of the School, and their contribution is valued by all those associated with the School.
(Left: Dr. Bob Young)
Boarding opens up the individual in a very intense way. There is a vast array of personalities, styles, coping strategies and attitudes.
These ought to complement the family experience, broaden the social understanding and enhance the important social ability to deal with all types of temperaments. There is no better way for your son to establish his own identity than living in a boarding community where he can learn to become an individual in a wider world.
We strongly believe that boarders have much to gain from their life at our School. They have immediate access to many facilities and activities which are on offer, and there are many educational experiences associated with community living.
Tolerance, respect for others, independence, the camaraderie and lifelong friendships are all core benefits of boarding here at St. Bees School.
The aims of the boarding community are all underpinned by our desire to see every student achieve his full potential in all areas of school life.
Dr. Bob Young