Accommodation

We offer more than 400 student rooms, either on-campus or within a few minutes’ walk of Abbey College Cambridge. All of our accommodation is of the highest possible standard, and we offer a room and board options to suit any student requirement.

ABBEY HOUSE

Abbey House boarding house is located on campus. 111 single ensuite bedrooms and 20 ensuite twin rooms are offered on campus in Abbey House. All rooms are offered on a full board basis. Priority for Abbey House is given to our younger students (aged 13 – 16 on arrival). Features include:

  • Fully catered (3 meals per day, 7 days per week)
  • Live-in house parents
  • WiFi
  • Secure access
  • Designated male and female floors
  • Weekend activities organised by our boarding team
  • Communal social and study areas
  • CCTV in operation and security on site 24/7
  • Room cleaning and on-site laundry
  • Weekly linen and towel change
  • In room safe
  • Secure bicycle storage

View and download our Abbey House Boarding Accommodation Student Guide

Abbey House Location

 

PURBECK HOUSE

Our Purbeck House boarding house is located immediately opposite our college campus. 123 ensuite single rooms and 18 ensuite twin rooms  are available on full board basis. Purbeck House is available to students aged 16+, with priority given to students aged 17+.

  • Fully catered (3 meals per day, 7 days per week)
  • Live-in house parents
  • Wi Fi
  • Secure access
  • Designated male and female blocks
  • Communal social and study areas
  • CCTV in operation and security on site 24/7
  • Room cleaning and on-site laundry
  • Weekly linen and towel change
  • In room kitchen facilities for light snacks
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • In room safe
  • Weekend activities organised by our boarding team

View and download our Purbeck House Boarding Accommodation Student Guide

Purbeck House Location

TRIPOS COURT

 

Our Tripos Court halls of residence are located a short walk from our campus. 136 ensuite single rooms are available on full board basis. Tripos Court is available to students aged 16+. Features include:

  • Fully catered (3 meals per day, 7 days per week)
  • Live-in house parents
  • Wi Fi
  • Secure access
  • Designated male and female blocks
  • Communal social and study areas
  • CCTV in operation and security on site 24/7
  • Room cleaning and on-site laundry
  • Weekly linen and towel change
  • Communal kitchenettes
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • In room safe
  • Weekend activities organised by our boarding team

View and download our Tripos Court Boarding Accommodation Student Guide

Tripos Court Location

ORCHARD HOUSE

Our new Orchard boarding house is located a short walk from our campus. 42 single rooms are available on a half board basis. Orchard House is available to students aged 17+. Features include:

  • Single bed
  • Designated male and female blocks
  • Weekly linen and towel change
  • Study desk
  • WiFi
  • Clothes wardrobe
  • Safe for personal items
  • Shared bathroom
  • Weekly room clean
  • Two large common rooms
  • Outdoor recreation space
  • Basketball court

View and download our Orchard House Boarding Accommodation Student Guide

Orchard House Location

HOST FAMILY

Our host families provide an opportunity to experience British family life whilst studying. Full Board accommodation is offered, with all students having their own single study bedroom. Host families offer many different room types of home, accommodating between 2 and 4 students. All of our host families are located within the city of Cambridge, within walking distance of school (10-40 minute walk), and are fully DBS Police checked and personally vetted by our Head of Accommodation. Features include:

  • Full Board catering
  • WiFi
  • Secure access
  • Room cleaning
  • Weekly linen change
  • Towels
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Weekend activities organised by our boarding team

View and download our Host Family Student Guide

ACCOMMODATION FEES AND APPLYING

2020/21 Accommodation Fees

Boarding House & Room Type

Abbey House – Standard Single – Full Board £22,500 per year
Abbey House – Superior Single – Full Board £24,000 per year
Abbey House – Standard Twin – Full Board £17,500 per year
Abbey House – Larger Twin – Full Board £18,500 per year
Purbeck House – Studio – Full Board £24,500 per year
Purbeck House – Apartment – Full Board £26,000 per year
Purbeck House – Twin – Full Board £19,000 per year
Tripos Court – Standard Single – Full Board £20,000 per year
Tripos Court – Superior Single – Full Board £21,500 per year
Orchard House – Standard Single – Half Board £16,500 per year
Host Family – Range – Half Board £10,000 – £15,000 per year

Applying for Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation as soon as they have accepted a place to study at Abbey College Cambridge. Students must complete their Accommodation Application Form and return it to the Accommodation Team making a note of any specific preferences or special requirements that they have, which will be met if possible.

Accommodation Terms and Conditions

Upon the successful receipt of the Accommodation application form the accommodation team will confirm accommodation by booking letter. Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis. Bookings are for the academic year or for two terms from January of the academic year. In the event of an early departure, the accommodation fee is not refundable. Full terms and conditions are listed on the Terms and Conditions of the Enrolment form.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Boarding Principles and Practices

Abbey College Cambridge aims to provide boarding facilities of the highest standard to allow students to thrive in their educational studies. Students are given an appropriate degree of independence while boarding staff monitor and support a healthy and safe lifestyle. Great care is taken to help students adjust to being away from homes for what may be the first time. The ethos is of mutual respect which is maintained throughout the school and boarding and at all levels from the staff and students. Our students are cared for by members of the Boarding Team who live in the boarding house and who are available to help students at all times outside of the school day. Boarding staff take their meals with the students, organise social activities and are on hand for support and advice. The Boarding Team is led by the Director of Boarding.

Boarding Aim

“To build a safe and happy community where our students can develop the skills needed for future independent living, within a professional, supportive and nurturing environment.”

Ofsted boarding and lodging report summary

Area of Assessment Result
Overall Effectiveness Outstanding
Outcomes for Boarders Outstanding
Quality of Boarding Provision and Care Outstanding
Boarders’ Safety Outstanding
Leadership and Management of Boarding Outstanding

Holiday Accommodation

Students living in our halls of residence or in host families may only remain in their accommodation for half term holidays and Easter break. All college accommodation closes during the three week Christmas break, and during the summer holiday. All students are encouraged to return home during the Christmas break. Any student wishing to stay in Cambridge over the Christmas holidays will need to arrange alternative accommodation. Our Accommodation Team cannot arrange accommodation for students over the Christmas period.

Please see our college term dates for more information.

Catering

Our College catering team provides students with daily fresh, nutritious meals and a range of healthy snack options. We also work to educate our students on how to make healthier food choices, and regularly consult with them to tailor menus to suit their tastes and preferences.

View our dining page to find out more.

Information and Guides

National Children’s Bureau website

Abbey Cambridge

Covid-19 Update

Abbey College Cambridge is still operating whilst the College building is closed in accordance with Government requirements.

Please contact us by emailing:

adminCam@abbeycambridge.co.uk for general enquiries

admissions@abbeydld.co.uk for all admissions enquiries

or call +44 (0)1223 578 280

Thank you.