Boarding is central to School’s life and it is one of our great strengths. Strong pastoral care, high quality teaching and a great emphasis on extra-curricular activity make this a very special community in which to live and learn. A wide range of evening and weekend activities are provided for boarders, along with additional events and fun day trips.
We recognise that our older pupils need more private space in which to live and work, so senior pupils are housed in 4-bed dorms, leading to double or single rooms as they get older. All rooms are en-suite. Plenty of secure storage space for possessions ensures that valuable personal items are kept safe. There are kitchens and tuck shops in each House so pupils can prepare snacks between meals, after sports matches and at weekends.
House Parents and their families live in accommodation within each Boarding House as well as a Resident Tutor. Members of staff are available at all times. The School also has an on-site Medical Centre run by qualified nursing staff who provide cover throughout term-time for all pupils.
All pupils have access to the College IT network and wireless internet access (with suitable controls) to keep in touch with family and friends back home.