Clear guidance and a firm resolution
In accordance with our School Mission Statement and School Prospectus, within our Boarding community we aim to:
Welcome boarding pupils of all faiths (and none) and to conduct all admissions in a fair and non-discriminatory way so that prospective pupils are not discriminated against on the grounds of race, colour, religion, nationality, ethnic or national origins, or on the grounds of any form of special educational need or disability.
- Safeguard and promote the welfare of each boarder, by providing an environment that is, as far as possible, safe, free from physical hazards and dangers of any sort.
- Promote a healthy lifestyle by encouraging a healthy diet, stimulating physical activities and participation in a variety of sporting activities.
- Develop the whole person, a desire for truth and a respect for others.
- Produce an open and trusting ethos in which each boarder feels able to approach any other member of the community (staff or pupil), confident in the knowledge that he or she will be treated and respected as an individual.
- Create an atmosphere of tolerance, openness and trust in which teasing, harassment and bullying would find great difficulty in developing.
- Provide the conditions for boarders to develop their intellectual talents through well-structured homework conditions, access to staff and other pupils, participation in activities and in an atmosphere which values effort.
- Provide a range of activities, hobbies and opportunities related to age and maturity that will assist in the personal, social and cultural development of each boarder.
- Provide accommodation that is comfortable and suited to the needs of boarders, according to age and maturity, and which provides adequate levels of privacy.
- Develop boarders' responsibilities for self, for others and for the environment.
- Develop boarders' qualities of leadership and abilities to work as part of a team.
- Encourage boarders to contribute to the needs and welfare of others in the house and school as well as those in the wider community.
- Provide suitable conditions for boarders to feel able to turn to members of staff to share the good things in their lives, as well as seeking advice, counselling and support during times of difficulty.