Pupils at The Hammond School in Chester, Cheshire


CB Y11

This is my fourth year at The Hammond as a boarder. I was in Clovelly House for one year and have lived in Hampton Lodge for three years. I’ve had an incredible time with both staff and students. I’ve felt right at home. The girls I live with are more than my friends; they’re my sisters and I don’t know what I’d do without them! The boarding staff are kind, friendly and always willing to talk. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to call my second home.


Clovelly House is the smaller of the two main houses yet the noisiest! It’s the most energetic and entertaining house in my opinion. There are always staff around to support you in your times of need. During the last two years, I have made so many memories and my fair share of mistakes but I’m ready to move up to Hampton Lodge next year. I will miss Clovelly House and the noise but will never forget the people. If you’re thinking of joining The Hammond as a boarder, we will gladly welcome you into our boarding house family.

IG Yr8

Boarding at The Hammond has been amazing! We have all bonded like a massive family. I have loved every second as a boarder and I cannot wait to continue my time here in Year 8.


When I first joined The Hammond and our boarding community in Year 7, I was very nervous. I’ve had my ups and downs, and have sometimes felt very homesick, but I’ve finally settled in and everyone is so kind. Year 8 has been amazing with the best people in my year group. I absolutely love the amount of freedom we get as boarders and can’t wait for the years to come. The boarders are all so lovely and we are like sisters to each other. It can mean fall outs but, with support, we always manage to make up with each other!

JS- Yr8

My time here as a boarder has been exemplary. I am looking forward to many more successful, fun-packed years!

LM Yr8

I’m a new Year 7 boarding student at The Hammond. At the beginning, it was tough because I was homesick but after a few weeks I made many amazing friends. Everyone here is lovely and very supportive. I love it here! I know I have come so far and it’s such a nice place to be.

SP Y10

I joined in Year 7 and will shortly be moving into Year 10. Boarding has been a really good experience for me, as it has made me feel very included. It’s such a close friendly atmosphere and I’ve gained lots of happy memories.

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