The earliest boarders at Hutchins occupied the attic rooms at Ingle Hall. After the move in to the former site of the Government Gardens (which later became 167 then 181), Macquarie Street, boarders were accommodated in designated dormitories within the new schoolhouse. In , a separate boarding house was constructed on site.
Expanding numbers by the middle of the century saw the removal of the senior boarders to a separate residence adjoining the former mill and brewery buildings on the corner of Barrack and Collins Streets, named ‘Brammall House’ after the School Chaplain, ‘Charlie’ Brammall, who was in charge of the senior boarders.
Senior boarders were housed at St Albans, 134 Davey Street from . In the seniors were swapped with the junior boarders and moved back to Macquarie Street. During this period, crocodiles of young boarders would be marched backwards and forwards between Macquarie Street, for meals and the school day, and St Albans, for Prep, leisure and St David’s Cathedral on Sundays.
A new boarding house was the first building to open on the Sandy Bay site in . By the boarding house was near capacity with a record number of 80 boarders. Numbers again reached record levels in and younger boarders were moved to the former Junior School Headmaster’s residence at 99 Churchill Avenue. During the Middle School boarders were moved to new accommodation at 193 Churchill Avenue.
Following refurbishment in , the boarding house was re-named Burbury House to reflect the contribution over the many years since foundation of the numerous members of that extended Tasmanian farming family. Burbury House underwent a major refurbishment in and re-opened in 2012.