The health and well-being of all students is important but it is a key part of boarding life.
The on-site Health Centre is staffed by qualified nurses and is open Monday to Friday for advice, support and treatment. Our school doctor runs a clinic each week for the boarders who need her whilst for more specialist services the school has two well-equipped hospitals within easy travelling distance.
Each boarding house has a Houseparent whose responsibilities are wide, although health and wellbeing is a primary one. Houseparents are involved in all aspects of day to day care, they will look after any pupils who are unwell and in bed in the boarding house, and liaise with the Health Centre on any medical matters. They also arrange end-of-term transport, and many other jobs that help the house run smoothly.
The School Counsellor is also available and runs a weekly walk-in clinic as well as being available for one to one appointments for anyone who would like to talk.
Food is very important to the boarders who eat together for breakfast and supper, and with the whole school community at lunch. Breakfast always includes fruit, cereal, toast and a cooked option, while supper will provide a range of main courses including at least one vegetarian option, choices of dessert including fruit and yogurt and a salad bar. Special diets can be arranged if needed. The catering team regularly run ‘fakeaway’ or themed nights snd we reflect our international community in our menus as its important to give everyone a taste of home.
Sixth Form boarders are permitted to cook for themselves at weekends and can use the dedicated kitchen in the Sixth Form Centre.