Welcome to learn more about LEH International School Foshan Boarding Programme.

We are very excited that you are considering boarding with us!


LEH Foshan Boarding Programme - Mission

LEH International School Foshan aims to provide a home from home, high-quality boarding experience within a safe, secure, caring, happy and comfortable environment in a positive, trusting and encouraging atmosphere. To promote the development of good character and confidence through the promotion and a healthy balanced lifestyle whilst providing guidance and support enabling students to thrive academically, socially, morally and culturally - to reach their full potential/ to become leaders of the future/ to leave prepared for an everchanging world/ to leave as responsible young adults destined for greatness.


ContentGeneral Introduction

Boarding students at LEH Foshan develop a new level of independence, resilience and confidence. As well as benefiting from a full timetable of academic subjects, they also enjoy a strong programme of extra-curricular activities and teacher-supervised Evening School (time in the evening for home learning).

As a result of the increasing number of boarding students, our boarding community at LEH Foshan is undergoing an exciting transformation with the impending opening of our second boarding building. Alongside this physical expansion, this year we have seen a growth in the number of staff who will oversee our boarding programme. It is with pride that we present our dedicated and thriving Boarding Team for the academic year 2023-2024!




Head of Boarding

Mr Steve Banks

Mr Steve Banks, besides his roles as Head of Geography, is also the Head of Boarding at LEH Foshan. He was once the Pastoral and Safeguarding Leader and Assistant Headteacher for 13 years in a UK boarding school and his previous senior leadership roles have provided him with whole school responsibilities including pastoral provision. Over recent years, he had worked in a well-established and successful boarding school in Thailand as Head of Geography and the key worker within the boarding school community.


Welcome from the Head of Boarding

Boarding at LEH Foshan provides a ‘home away from home’ experience, where each student’s happiness, well-being and success is paramount. Day or full-time boarding options exist for students from Year 4 - 13 (8 - 18 years old).

In boarding, students successfully combine impressive intellectual endeavour with enthusiastic engagement well beyond academia. The priority in boarding is to provide the best pastoral care for all children, ensuring students thrive academically, socially, morally and culturally. Life in boarding provides fantastic opportunities where students can develop self-confidence, courage, independence, and optimism to achieve their personal goals.

Boarders are engaged in a wide range of after-school activities as well as a well-structured study routine which allows them to complete homework in a supportive and focused environment. Our impressive purpose-built campus facilities are available after school and at the weekend, and boarders also enjoy regular trips off campus.

The boarding team here at LEH Foshan extend a warm welcome to all boarders and their families. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the LEH Foshan community soon.

Mr David Richards

House Parent

Mr Richards has worked previously within international boarding houses; he is looking forward to developing team spirit within the boarding houses.

Ms Abi Forrest

House Parent

Ms Forrest is a passionate educator and she is looking forward to working at LEH Foshan and helping students on their journey to independence.

Extending beyond teaching, Mr Richards and Ms Forrest enjoy their roles as House Parents. They create a nurturing space within boarding houses, offering guidance and emotional support, and fostering team spirit. As mentors, they empower students with essential life skills and values, aiding their journey to independence. Both House Parents are teachers who work throughout the academic day teaching LEH students the English Language. In the evening, they support boarding students with their study. Their commitment, knowledge and experience are vital components in ensuring students are academically supported. Their commitment enriches the holistic growth of each student, ensuring a well-rounded boarding experience that extends beyond academics. The House Parent is there to manage matters related to the health and wellbeing of every child who lives in the Boarding House.

Ms Joyce Mo

PA to Head of Boarding

As the Personal Assistant to the Head of Boarding, Ms Mo plays a pivotal role in overseeing the boarding program's smooth operation and facilitating effective communication between Mr Banks and the boarders’ parents. 

Ms Margaret Zhu & Ms Annis Meng 


As Matrons, Ms Zhu and Ms Meng provide unwavering pastoral care and guidance to each boarder. Their expertise includes advising on personal organisation, hygiene, and essential life skills, fostering independence and holistic development. They also serve as attentive listeners, bridging communication between students, parents, and the school.

Boarding Facilities

When students join LEH Foshan, they will share an en suite room with students of the same age. The modern design of the rooms will ensure they have privacy, space to work individually or collaboratively while providing the support and facilities to ensure the students’ need only focus upon their learning.

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Boarding Life

Boarding students at LEH Foshan develop a new level of independence, resilience and confidence. As well as benefiting from a full timetable of academic subjects, they also enjoy a strong programme of extra-curricular activities and teacher-supervised Evening School (time in the evening for home learning).

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Types of Boarding at LEH Foshan

Termly Boarding

Students who board full-time benefit not only from the usual supervised study schedule and weekday activities, but they can also enjoy a selection of weekend opportunities including learning new skills, trips out and many, many more.

Weekly Boarding

Weekly boarding offers our students the opportunity to enjoy boarding life, additional time for evening school and evening events. This option is ideal for those students with a longer commute into school.

Flexi Boarding

Flexi boarding offers students and parents the opportunity of boarding for just a few nights per week or for a week or two each month. This option is ideal if parents travel regularly or for a taste of boarding life at LEH Foshan.

Support Boarding

This option is for ad-hoc boarding, for parents if they are needed to go away on business or international travel. This is a great opportunity for students to sample life as a boarder.

Trial Boarding

LEH Foshan students have the opportunity to trial our boarding provision, should they have an interest; to find out more about our boarding programme, please contact our Admissions Team. 

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