College is a busy place. Whether you are a pupil, a member of staff, a parent or visitor you cannot fail to gain a sense of the purposefulness, of the focus and the fun which permeate College life. Standards and expectations are high. Commitment to academic excellence, responsible leadership and moral integrity within a supportive and nurturing environment provide an educational experience that is rewarding for all those involved.
As a happy, tolerant and vibrant community we are proud of our distinguished past and look forward to an exciting future filled with success in many different activities. In this section we attempt to touch on the depth and the diversity of opportunity available to girls in their work at College, their extra-curricular activities and their time in the Houses. We support initiative, encourage the taking of responsibility and seek to foster an atmosphere which balances order and individual freedom.
In aiming for a fulfilling yet balanced life, every girl at College is helped by two key people - her Housemistress and her Tutor. At each stage in her education they will get to know her extremely well and will be a source of guidance and support through her teenage years. In addition, there are members of staff who specialise in certain areas (e.g. Higher Education, Careers and Counselling) and who are always on hand to give advice.
College is organised into three divisions called Lower College (years 7, 8 & 9), Upper College (years 10 & 11) and Sixth Form College (years 12 & 13). Each division has a Head of Division who has the overview of academic and pastoral care of all the girls in the division.