Chetham’s School of Music is a warm, friendly place where happiness and wellbeing come first. Nowhere is this more visible than in our boarding houses.

Around two thirds of our students choose to board with us and it’s not hard to see why.

Students are spread across three boarding houses: Victoria House for students aged 8-12, and then New College House and Millgate House for 13-18 year olds.

The benefit of boarding at Chetham’s is that there is no travel time to go home and practice, do homework, exercise, or eat meals – all of the facilities are on-site and available to all our students.

Boarding students also enjoy social activities in their free time: everything from organised outdoor adventures and sports games to movie nights and biscuit baking parties!

Our three houses are home to a friendly, dedicated team of pastoral staff. There’s even a team of on-site nurses and a medical centre, just in case.

Everyone is welcome to board with us, whether you live locally or not.

For more information about boarding and fees, see our fees and finance page, or get in touch by contacting Lesley Haslam via email.