Senior Boarding

Some of our senior boarders will be living away from home for the first time, while others may previously have been boarding at College or elsewhere for two, three or five years. All our pupils enter Sixth Form with different experiences and our house system is structured to allow new boarders to settle in quickly, so that they feel included and supported within a close-knit community.

Our senior boarders are given more independence, responsibility and leadership opportunities, both within their Houses and across College. This allows them to develop the skills needed to flourish while living independently, before moving on to their chosen universities. Learning these skills and developing this self-confidence is also invaluable for many of our alumnae who choose to pursue global opportunities early on in their careers.

During their time in the Sixth Form, pupils experience a range of exciting opportunities to develop intellectually and as individuals. When entering the Sixth Form, all pupils are placed in new senior Houses and tutor groups, meaning that both our new and existing boarders have the opportunity to learn from a diverse group of peers and create new friendships. 

Each of the Houses is run by a Housemistress or Houseparents, who may also have a small teaching commitment. Each House also has a Deputy Housemistress and a team of staff, some of whom live-in, as well as a dedicated Chef and kitchen and domestic staff.

All Houses have dining rooms, common rooms, prep rooms, computer rooms, space for music practice and laundry facilities.

A typical day

The shape of the day varies depending on the academic and co-curricular options a girl takes; a typical day looks like this:

Wake up, have breakfast and get ready for school.
8.20  Registration with your Tutor
8.30  Lines (filing into the Princess Hall)
8.35  Prayers (morning assembly)
9.00  Lessons begin
10.55  Morning break
11.15  Lessons
1.10  Walk back to the house for lunch
2.30  Lessons
4.25  Lessons end - break/tea
After lessons, girls have three options, either go back to the House to relax with friends until Supper, begin their Prep, or take part in a co-curricular activity at College or the Health and Fitness Centre.
6.30  Supper

Arrange a Visit

We are delighted to welcome prospective boarders and their families to College for an Open Day or private tour, so that you can see for yourselves the opportunities available within our vibrant community.