Boarding Aims & Principles

Aims of Boarding

To foster a family atmosphere in which girls establish and develop good and valuable friendships with other boarders, and feel able to turn to other members of the community (staff or pupil) for advice or support as well as to share good news and achievements

To promote individuality and encourage girls to grow in confidence

To provide an environment and accommodation which is safe, comfortable, and homely

To allow each girl to develop spiritually, culturally, morally and socially, and to provide a suitable routine and framework to support this development of the whole person

To provide opportunities to develop responsibility and growing independence, and to support girls in their development as individuals, team players, and leaders

To promote links and communication between the boarding and day elements of each girl’s school life, and to support her academic progress in boarding time as appropriate

To encourage links with parents in the support and development of their daughter as a boarder

These aims are founded on the following principles, which underpin our daily lives as a Boarding community


Principles of Boarding

Maintain an open environment of mutual trust in which each girl and member of staff is treated with respect and as an individual

Take care of each other and the environment in which we live, and respect each person’s right to privacy

Recognise that everyone is unique, and positively encourage the development of all talents

Take part in a variety of activities in the evenings and at weekends to help in achieving a work/life balance

Allow fellow boarders to work, play, and relax free from abuse, intimidation, harassment, teasing and bullying

Demonstrate Christian values in service to others, regardless of age, race, religion, or social background