E ighty per cent of the girls are boarders who are accommodated in four Houses. Gone are the days of long, draughty, uninviting dormitories – the Houses are comfortable and have a congenial home-from-home atmosphere with WiFi access and televisions.

Overseeing each House is the Housemistress, who is a senior member of the academic staff, a deputy housemistress, a Housemother, who sees to the girls’ every-day needs, and student assistants who ensure that there is always an adult presence in the House.

Meals are taken in the communal dining hall.

Boarding can be a fulfilling experience. Attributes of tolerance, respect for and consideration of others are fostered as girls learn to live with others from different backgrounds, cultures and races. Girls develop a strong sense of community and commitment to each other and deep, lasting friendships are formed.