We like our boarders to be busy and get as much as they can from the boarding lifestyle. House staff strongly encourage participation in activities to build confidence and self-esteem.
There is a variety of evening and weekend activities, trips and socials available each term, these are listed in the Calendar, Activities Booklet and advertised in the House.
Evening activities take place in two slots (16.45 – 17.45 and 19.30 – 20.30). Years 7 and 8 must sign up for at least three activities per week, Year 9 and 10 pupils must sign up for at least one. Older pupils can sign up for any they choose. A sign-up form is emailed to parents at the start of every term.
All activities, including weekends, are also open to day pupils who often come into school to spend time with their boarding friends.
For some socials, theatre trips and visits we need permission from parents, both to go and to be billed. Parents can choose to sign a blanket permission letter each year or give permission on a case by case basis. For particularly expensive or lengthy trips, or activities which require specific permission, a separate letter will go to all parents.