Every effort is made to duplicate the healthy eating standards parents would provide at home and our on-site chefs prepare delicious, balanced meals, with fruit and healthy snacks always available. We have in place, strict policies on study times, security and safety, and electronics and firewalls. Specialist tutors provide further academic support to help students achieve their ambitions and a communal study area, as well as personal workspaces, are available to all students.
Our safe and caring environment is a place where every boarder feels recognised, respected and valued. Boarding life provides many opportunities for fun and games with the students instigating dress up nights, cultural dinners, fundraiser pizza nights and charity events to bring everyone together. Optional weekend activities such as hiking, mountain bike riding, film nights, picnics, sightseeing and farm visits, provide all full-time boarders with the opportunity to get out and about with friends at the weekends.
We encourage each boarding student to have a balanced involvement in the academic, sporting and cultural life of the College but we understand that students also need space to relax and unwind. We have a games room including a table tennis table, pool table, piano, tv’s and lounges, and students have supervised access to the on-site pool and sporting facilities.
As well as promoting academic excellence amongst boarders, we continue to strongly emphasise our desire for each of them to become self-directed, well balanced and ethical people. Living in our boarding community helps students acquire important life skills such as empathy and respect for others, independence and organisational skills, and most importantly, confidence and life-long friendships.