What are the advantages of horizontal grouping for boarding houses and do all year groups then mix?
A. In a small school, vertical boarding restricts the number of friends girls can make within their own year group. Horizontal boarding gives maximum exposure to all girls and means they can really bond as a year group, so supporting one another and developing lifelong friendships. On entering the school, each girl becomes a member of one of the five School Companies, and she remains in this Company throughout her time at the school. This provides the opportunity to mix with and work together with other year groups, encouraging a spirit of teamwork and friendly competition.