“Relationships between the boarders and staff contribute to close communities within each of the boarding houses. Boarders forge strong friendships; they support one another and they learn to be patient living in close proximity to one another.”
Independent Schools Inspectorate 2016
Our House system promotes a strong sense of community, building strong friendships and promoting healthy competition and team spirit.
The division of the School into Houses makes a high level of personal and pastoral care possible. There are eight Houses, (three for boys, three girls and two mixed) all offering exceptional facilities for study and recreation. All day pupils have dedicated study areas in our boarding houses and are completely involved in the house activities.
Housemasters and Housemistresses and their families live in the boarding houses and are assisted by a minimum of four non-resident assistants who are tutors, appointed from the teaching staff. The Housemaster/Housemistresses is also supported by Matron, medical and a full domestic team, all keeping a watchful eye over the welfare, personal and academic care of every boy and girl. When possible, every house has a Residential House Assistant present, to offer pupils any help that they may need.
The atmosphere in each House is happy and collaborative, and relationships between day and boarding pupils of all ages is excellent, creating a sense of community that enables pupils to flourish. Living in-House fosters a sense of compassion, tolerance, mutual respect and an appreciation of others’ talents. Older pupils have a vital role to play in welcoming and caring for younger pupils.