The welfare and happiness of pupils, particularly in a boarding school environment, are of fundamental and paramount importance. To ensure this, all pupils have access to 24hr nursing care by a highly experienced nurse and are shepherded and monitored by the Superintendent and both domestic and academic staff. Our modern kitchen provides healthy and hearty meals and teas to ensure that the children are well fed and nourished. Bedtimes are highlighted with popular and classic stories read by the attending staff or elaborate plays and skits performed by the pupils.

Lilfordia is a weekly boarding facility with the exception of pupils competing in matches on a Saturday whereby they stay in on Friday night and are collected after matches on Saturday. A bus service is provided to Westgate every Friday and will return pupils to school on Monday morning.


Lilfordia School recognises that all adults, teachers, and support staff, whether full time, part time or temporary, employed or volunteer, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that children’s welfare is always of paramount concern. The School provides a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.



The school has an official counsellor who is available to make appointments with pupils at appropriate times during school hours. As well as the necessary training and skills the counsellor has knowledge of available services for referral where necessary.


This is held at the end of the first term and second terms. Parents are invited to visit the classrooms and talk to the teachers about their child’s progress. Teachers are always available and willing to speak to parents at other times by appointment.


Pupils with learning difficulties are offered outstanding support from the department which boasts teachers with both NILD and ILT (Search and Teach) qualifications. This enables the department to do in-house assessments and implement early intervention strategies.