Today UK boarding schools and colleges are often the most sought-after institutions, as not only do many now offer 21st century facilities, but high quality education and pastoral care. Urban boarding is seen a way for the student to immerse themselves into their own experience where the learning never stops. For example being in an educational environment means that even when they are outside the classroom they are still fostering key life-skills that they wouldn’t necessarily learn at home. John Taylor, Assistant Principal (Boarding) at DLD College London, investigates further into why pupils choose to board while studying in their hometown. Domestic Boarder student Adam Mayler describes the international cohort at the college as one of the “key benefits of boarding in his home city”.