Boarding Principles & Aims of Boarding

The formation of the whole person, the communication of values and mutual respect for all members.

All boarders should be given opportunities to develop spiritually, culturally, morally and socially during their time in boarding.

Families are integral to the development of their daughters and contact with them is maintained consistently.

Each boarder has the right to be able to work, play and relax free from any form of intimidation.

There is equality of opportunity and respect for all boarders, regardless of ethnicity, culture, gender or disability.

Each boarder and each member of staff is to be recognised as an individual and respected by other pupils and by staff, acknowledging the right of each person to privacy.

Each boarder has the right to extend her intellectual and social development in an atmosphere of positive encouragement and in conditions that are conducive to work.

Objectives of Boarding

In boarding we aim to:

Maintain an open and trusting environment in which each boarder is confident enough to approach members of the community to share personal and family achievements and challenges and to seek advice, counselling and support.

Provide the conditions for boarders related to age and maturity that will assist their intellectual and social talents through structured activities, prep and access to staff.

Safeguard and promote the welfare of each boarder, for example, through implementing the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, with particular reference to the flow chart “Peer on Peer Abuse reporting”, and the Health and Safety Policy and all accompanying risk assessments.

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 respect for self, for others, for the environment.

Encourage qualities of leadership and to work cooperatively as part of a team.

Provide an independent person who is easily accessible, other than a parent, outside the staff and those responsible for the leadership and governance of the school, who boarders may contact directly about personal problems or concerns at school. Boarders are informed who this person is, and how to contact.