Willersley House is home, during term time, to up to 22 girls. The original house was built in 1887 and, whilst being totally modernised to provide comfortable boarding accommodation, still boasts many of its original features and has rooms of assorted shapes and sizes which give it a quirky, homely feel.
Accommodation is in single and double senior bedrooms alongside two more traditional 3-bed dormitories for younger girls. Each girl has her own area within the shared rooms, with study facilities as well as bedroom furniture. Older girls share double rooms, whilst Sixth Formers have their own single study bedrooms whenever possible.
The house has a shared lounge with FreeSat television and DVD player. There is also a Games Room with table tennis, piano, house library and IT facilities. There is wi-fi provision, and girls can access their personal files on the school intranet and gain filtered access to the internet. Quiet areas can also be found within the house for reading and chatting.
The boarders, who are of various nationalities, are happy, friendly, companionable and supportive, and enjoy a balance of academic work, recreation, activities and outings. Prep is from 6.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. Sunday to Thursday evenings, and girls are expected to study quietly in their rooms. Duty staff are on hand to maintain a positive work ethic, and are dedicated to the provision of inclusive Pastoral care for each boarder. With the exception of weekend breakfasts, all meals are taken together as a whole boarding community, in the main College Dining Hall. However, the house has its own well-equipped kitchen where the girls can prepare snacks, bake cakes, and even prepare celebration meals.
Weaponness House is home to up to a maximum of 33 boys during term time at Scarborough College. The building itself is a beautiful grand Victorian property set in very large gardens on Filey Road in Scarborough, just a short walk from the school itself. The property has been extended to include single bedroom accommodation for older boys and the main part of the house still retains beautiful features and offers shared accommodation for the younger residents.
There are two residential houseparents living on site with their families, which helps the place to feel like a big family home.
The huge back garden is a wonderful place to play football and have summer BBQs. Inside, there are three communal lounges, each with a flat screen TV. Pool, darts and table football are also on offer. The houses are equipped with study areas with computers, and each room has a large desk for studying – the house is WiFi enabled with upgraded technology to ensure a fast internet connection for students wishing to Skype home.
Denys Crews House
Denys Crews House is a smaller property, located opposite Weaponness House, and is home for up to 11 of our younger boys, in Years 7-10. Again, with many traditional features retained in the property; a large communal lounge, kitchen and staff duty room downstairs, and shared bedrooms with some en-suite facilities, this really is home from home.
The resident Housemistress lives in the top floor flat and is on hand to help all the young boys settle in and become part of the Crews House family.
With lovely views across the Bramcote Sports Complex playing fields and then the castle and South Bay, it really is a treat to be part of Crews House.
Although the houses are all very separate and distinct, the boarding community as a whole quite often come together for social events, trips and visits. The students often visit the different houses and share all the facilities, developing some very important long term friendships.
Every term, Mrs Thomas puts together a fun packed activity programme to cater for all the different ages and interests within the boarding family. From go karting to pottery painting, visiting shops and museums, trips to the beach and country for walks, fish and chips and ice -cream treats. There really is something for everyone.
With a truly international feel amongst this community, learning and sharing about different countries and cultures is also very important. Everyone is invited to bring something to the boarding experience so we all learn together.