The boarding house of Benson affords comfortable, spacious and practical accommodation for all the students; in order for them to socialize, study and rest. The students are allocated a shared apartment with a selection of twin and single rooms; with a central kitchen and living room. Each apartment has two bathrooms shared by a maximum of 7 students. The bedrooms are well appointed with each student being provided with a single low level bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, rug and bean bag. They are at liberty to add temporary personal touches and additional furniture at the discretion of the head of boarding. Each apartment has air conditioning and heating.
In addition to the student apartments, Benson House has its own study and art room; along side a gym and recreation room. The latter offers a range of activities including, pool, table tennis, air hockey and table football. There is a tuck shop offering light snacks and drinks, both hot and cold. Wireless internet access is available throughout the building, which has an appropriate fire-wall. The boarding house is adjacent to the main school campus, with its many facilities and resources, all of which will be accessible to boarders, under supervision, in the evenings and weekends.
The safety of the students is of paramount importance. The building has a four level security access system, with CCTV in all corridors and entrance points. There is a new fire alarm system, along-side regularly checked evacuation routes. There is a clear and effective signing in and out process ensuring the safety of all Benson residents.
All boarding staff are first aid trained; and have 24 access to the medical staff employed by the college. There is direct access to the local United Family clinic and other hospitals in the locality.