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New Boy Guide

We look forward to welcoming you to Eton and hope the following pages give you a flavour of what to expect when you first join. 

All of the 1,300 boys at Eton are full-time boarders and you’ll either join a house or College, usually with around ten other new boys who are all F Blockers. You’ll have your own room which is your private space. All boys can ask friends into their room but equally everyone should respect the need for time alone too.   

Boys move to lessons around the school and so soon after you arrive you’ll be given a tour. Most pupils soon find their way around but if you are unsure of where to go just ask. 

You can find out more on the following pages:  BoardingThe Eton DayWorkGamesActivitiesMaps . 

Eton has some terminology you’re unlikely to have come across before, such as beaks (masters/teachers), EW (extra work or homework) or a half (term). You can consult our Glossary to find the meaning of a word or phrase.
We’re conscious that there can be a lot to take in when you first join and it’s important to us that you settle in as soon as possible - so above all, please don’t be afraid to ask staff or other boys if you have any questions.