Welcome to RSD Boarding

Boarding & Day Pupils on their Duke of Edinburgh Expedition
Boarding Trip to Ten-Pin-Bowling at Dundonald
Boarding pupils in the RSD Boarding Department
Boarding Trip across the rope bridge to Carrick-a-Rede island
Boarding Pupils studying in the Murray Study

As the Head of Boarding, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the boarding department at the Royal School Dungannon.

The boarding department offers both five and seven day boarding for boys and girls aged eleven to eighteen.  The boarding houses are located in the heart of the school, and provide a warm, friendly, home-from-home environment where our pupils thrive.

The boarding department has recently been refurbished to provide pupils with modern and well-equipped dorms and showers.  Kitchens have also been fully re-fitted and a new recreation area created for boys and girls to mingle.  Other facilities include a high-speed Wi-Fi network (great for study but also for keeping in touch with home) and satellite Sky TV.

Pupils are cared for by a team of boarding staff, including matrons, tutors and house parents.  Staff are always on hand to offer support, advice and guidance, and to ensure that pupils are supervised appropriately without unnecessary intrusion.

Pupils are encouraged to become independent and self-disciplined, by taking responsibility for their own organisation, balancing study time, activities and social time.  Boarders sign in and out of boarding using an electronic system.

There is a strong focus on academic excellence at the Royal School Dungannon, and pupils are supported by staff to ensure that they reach their full potential.  For those pupils whose first language is not English, additional English lessons are provided after school by fully qualified TEFL teachers.

Alongside academic focus, the school also has a strong extra-curricular life, and there are a wide range of extra-curricular activities for pupils to get involved in, as well as opportunities in the wider community.

Life in the boarding department can be very busy for most of the pupils, as they are usually actively involved in a wide range of activities both after school and at weekends.

I would encourage you to arrange a visit to school if you are considering a place for your son or daughter.  This can be arranged by contacting me directly.  I would be delighted to give you a tour of day school and boarding, and can arrange a short meeting with the Headmaster.

I hope that you can find all the information you require on our website, however, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or require any further information.

Joanne Mawhinney

Head of Boarding

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