Boarding

Dulwich College (Singapore) has partnered with ACS Oldham Hall to offer full boarding for students aged 16-18 who are studying in years 12 and 13 and who have families that reside outside Singapore. ACS Oldham Hall is the longest-established boarding institution in Singapore and a ‘Home Away From Home’ to more than 300 students studying in local and international schools. It is a welcoming environment with well-established protocols, procedures and policies to keep boarders safe.

At Dulwich College (Singapore) students come first in everything that we do, therefore the safety and wellbeing of our boarding students is our first priority. We know that students learn and thrive where they feel safe and secure and ACS Oldham Hall provides our students with an environment that not only encourages each one of our students to become independent, well rounded and confident beings but also by providing them with the supportive working environment that they need in order to achieve academic success.

We look forward to welcoming your child to the Dulwich College (Singapore) Boarding Programme!

Please download the 2022/23 Boarding Handbook for full details of our boarding programme. 

Boarding life at ACS Oldham Hall

How many boarders reside at ACS Oldham Hall?
There are 300 boarders in total with a staff to boarder ratio of 1:12.

Where do the boarders come from?
Boarders hail from over 15 countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Japan, India, China and Australia.

Pastoral Care
ACS Oldham Hall provides a secure and supportive environment to care for the well-being of its students in order to support their growth as well-rounded individuals. Under the oversight of 25 residential boarding staff, ACS Oldham Hall provide the necessary supervision and support to ensure the welfare and personal needs of boarders are attended to.

Facilities
ACS Oldham Hall boasts a wide range of facilities to provide boarders convenience and a vibrant lifestyle:

  • Dining hall
  • Study rooms
  • Professional laundry service and self-operated laundry room
  • Gym, swimming pool, table tennis area and indoor sports hall (basketball and badminton courts)
  • BBQ pit
  • Snack counter and vending machines
  • Wireless internet

Boarders Rooms
Every room is fully equipped with WiFi and air-conditioning. Each boarder has a personal study table (with chair), book shelf, bed, wardrobe and wastepaper bin. There is also additional storage space under the bed for bulky items. Bed linen is provided, although boarders may opt to use their own. All boarders are expected to maintain the cleanliness and tidiness of their own rooms, as this forms part of development with healthy living habits.

There are two types of boarders rooms available: 3-bedded and 4-bedded. Allocation is subject to the availability and decision by the ACS Oldham Hall House Master/Mistress.

Meals
Meals are freshly prepared, cooked and served in ACS Oldham Hall’s Dining Hall. Boarders usually have breakfast (6.00am to 8.00am) and dinner (6.00pm to 7.30pm) on weekdays as they take their lunch in schools, which is also provided as part of the boarding fee. Lunch (12.00pm to 2.00pm) is served every Saturday, Sunday, school holiday and public holiday. 

Transport

The boarding fee includes one-way transport from ACS Oldham Hall to the College in the morning on school days. 

Academic Support
Boarding students participate in supervised study sessions from Monday to Thursday between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Dulwich’s Boarding Program is designed to enable each boarder to achieve their potential within a caring, vibrant and cheerful environment.

Clubs/Interest Groups
ACS Oldham Hall believes that true learning goes beyond academic pursuits. Life at ACS Oldham Hall offers boarders many opportunities to develop their physical, social and spiritual attributes. Boarding life exposes boarders to new learning experiences, allowing them to discover their hidden talents and develop their abilities beyond the classroom and be equipped with important life skills.

Events
ACS Oldham Hall has a vibrant and interesting student life. Besides main events such as orientation games, Founder’s Day challenge, celebration of cultures and thanksgiving dinner, there are other fun-filled activities throughout the year that serve to encourage interaction among the international community of boarders. Friendships are forged along with many fond memories.

Nearby Amenities
ACS Oldham Hall is conveniently located in the central part of Singapore, with easy access to convenience stores, clinic, supermarket and eateries nearby. Newton MRT is around 8 minutes away by bus or 13 minutes by foot.

2022/23 Fees

Application fee: S$214 

Deposit: S$3,000

Boarding Fee: S$35,300 per annum (Billed on a termly basis)

Please note that the boarding arrangement with Dulwich College (Singapore) will only cover days within the academic year. Students will need to make separate arrangements if they intend to reside at Oldham hall during any school holiday period (additional fees will apply). Please refer to the Boarding Handbook for further details regarding fees. 

For more information regarding Boarding at Dulwich College (Singapore) please email admissions.singapore@dulwich.org