It is our aim to nurture a sense of well-being and security by providing accommodation which gives students the space to be themselves and to grow in maturity and confidence.
Pensons Gardens is made up of 31 en-suite bedrooms and is a ten-minute walk from the College. Each bedroom is fully furnished with a single bed, desk and chair, wardrobe and bedside table.
The St. Ebbe’s and Pensons Gardens boarding houses each provide:
The boarding houses are cleaned daily in the common areas and the students’ bedrooms are cleaned fortnightly. Clean bed sheets are provided weekly. There are also laundry facilities for the students to use: house parents will help the students with this until they feel confident in doing it themselves.
Security is a priority for us, and the boarding houses have CCTV cameras outside the front door and are staffed 24/7 by house parents. The house parents are highly trained in pastoral care and get to know the students very quickly, which aids the support and care they provide.
The regular and frequent communication between the College’s Senior Tutors and the house parents is excellent and provides everyone with an holistic picture of each student in our care. Each morning the boarding staff email the College with the student checks, which tell us which students have had breakfast or have left for College. Students that are unwell are identified and follow-up correspondence takes place throughout the day. At night, curfew checks also take place, and any students who are late are contacted
Brand new for students joining in September 2023, Alice house comprises 14 self-contained, en-suite studio flats, complete with a double bed, study area and shower room. There is also a kitchenette, allowing students to cook their own meals.
A 10-15-minute walk from College and the city centre, it is located next to Pensons Gardens boarding house, where students can opt to take breakfast and dinner, if they would not like to cook themselves. You will also find shops and restaurants close by, as well as a large park and river walks.
We begin to identify the most appropriate accommodation for a student as early as their interview. In addition, all students are offered ongoing help with any problem relating to their accommodation: College staff will work together to make sure any issues are dealt with quickly and effectively.
If you would like to know more about our support services, weare happy to answer any questions you may have. Call us today on 01865 793333 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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