Forces families

Hatherop Castle has a long history of serving families within the Armed Forces and we do all we can to support service personnel and their children.

For those children whose families are posted elsewhere, our warm and friendly boarding house is a happy and reassuring  home-from-home. With 26 acres of glorious grounds for a back garden and exciting and varied trips every weekend, Hatherop Castle is a beautiful place to enjoy their childhood.

We understand that life in the Forces can be unpredictable. Our extremely flexible boarding options allow children to stay full time, for ad hoc periods or for a set number of days a week to suit them and their parents.

Where the parents of day pupils are posted away from the area, the usual requirement of a term’s notice is waived, although children may, of course, convert to full-time boarding for as long as necessary.

We also offer a competitive fee structure:

Forces families in receipt of the CEA pay no more than 10% of the listed fees.

Forces families not in receipt of the CEA benefit from a 20% discount for boarding pupils or a 10% discount for day pupils (effective September 2018).

For more information, please contact the Registrar, Loren Taylor, on or ring 01285 750206.

Visit our interactive story book The Adventure of Childhood to get an insider’s view of life at Hatherop Castle.