What are the catering arrangements for boarders and can they bring their own food into the boarding house?
Main meals are taken in the dining room. All girls (except U6) must attend every meal at the times specified and the house staff also eat in the dining room at breakfast and supper so they can observe eating habits etc. U6 may have breakfast in House from 9.30am. U6 boarders also have the choice of cooking their own supper, eating in town or eating in the dining room. They must be in the House ready to start prep at 7pm. Girls may bring in non-perishable items of food (eg sweets, crisps, dried fruit…) which must be kept in their tuck boxes in the Common Room. No food is allowed in the dorms. Boarding Houses also provide snacks (fruit, biscuits, tea, toast, toasted sandwiches etc.) In the Senior Houses the girls are allowed to bring in what they like as snacks. Trips are taken to local supermarkets to stock up on treats for the weekend for all full boarders. The girls are also involved in 1-2 ‘cluster’ events each term, where boarders from all year groups meet in small groups for meals