Whilst day pupils and weekly boarders are ordinarily free to go home after their games and sporting commitments on Saturdays, many boarders choose to remain at the College and make use of the College’s fantastic grounds and facilities, or relax after their busy weeks. Supervision of pupils is taken care of centrally by Housemasters and senior tutors on a rota system.
Our dedicated Boarding Activities Co-ordinator, Mrs Sally Bayley, organises a variety of events and activities for boarders who stay in over the weekend. The activities programme covers a mixture of cultural, social and sporting events. On Sundays, boarders are allowed a ‘lie-in’ or have personal time until brunch at 11.30am. Sunday afternoons are reserved for more active activities, in which all boarders are strongly encouraged to take part.
Examples of activities and trips that we have run are: Trampoline Parks, Waterpolo, Big Tree Climbing, Waterpark, Laserquest, Bowling, Karting, Stand-Up Paddling and a pool and barbecue party.
Please note the cost of the evening and weekend activity programme is included in the termly school fees for all full boarders. Weekly boarders and day pupils are welcome to participate in the weekend trips and activities, and the cost of these will be added to their end-of-term bill.
Exeat weekends occur at intervals throughout the term. Unless a pupil is booked to stay in advance (at additional cost), the House closes for these weekends and all pupils, including full boarders, return home to their parents or guardians. Exeats generally begin on a Friday afternoon at 3.00pm and run until Sunday evening at 9.00pm.
The school's calendar includes the boarders' activity programme schedule of trips and events.