It is possible to attend Brymore as a day boy or ‘outboarder’ which, like all other state funded schools, is free of charge. Dayboys are known as ‘outboarders’ as all boys board at Brymore for at least part of the time in order to undertake duties and gain an insight into boarding life. Farm and garden duties are compulsory, as they form an essential part of the BTEC agriculture and horticulture qualification.
All outboarders spend one week in school per term as boarders during their farm duty week. For this there is a small charge and parents are able to pay on a week by week basis – information on this is available from the school and will be given to the boys in advance.
Due to the wide variety of activities that take place outside “normal school” hours, day places are often only offered to those within a 10 mile radius of the school, however if families can co-ordinate travelling arrangements then this rule can be discussed with the Headteacher. Involvement is key to success at Brymore, so staying for activities is part and parcel of life at Brymore. Outboarders are able to remain in school for tea, prep and all activities until 9 pm each evening and are able to use the boarding house common room that they are attached to. All outboarders are expected to complete Chad’s Hill Run and a fitness session once per week.