Day students benefit from a very similar experience to that of a boarder. They are able and encouraged to spend as much time as possible at College. They may come in for breakfast and stay for supper and they are able to stay on site until 9 pm. They have access to the same amenities, social programme, catering, and benefit from the same house staffing structure. There are three modern day houses with similar facilities to the boarding houses, including kitchen and common room, and each student is appointed a study with a desk to provide personal space to work and relax.
A Day in the Life of a Day Student
Students can return to their house throughout the day and return for refreshments during breaks.
8.00 am – Day houses open but students can come to College earlier for breakfast.
8.20 am – Registration and house notices.
5.30 pm – End of school day. Students can return to house to relax or study. Many go to the gym or meet up with friends around campus to socialise.
6.00 – 6.30 pm – Students can go to dinner.
7.00 pm – Day houses close but students can remain in College for activities or study in the Library.
9.00 pm – All day students to leave campus.
- Crosse, Rhodes and Pearsons (Boys’ day houses)
- Neal and Burgess (Girls’ day houses)
The modern day houses are very similar to the boarding houses in terms of facilities and staffing structure. Each house has a kitchen, common room, and each student has a study or work room to provide personal space to work. Personal items are either kept in a study or locker and there are shower facilities. Each house also has it’s own outdoor social area.
Each house has a Housemaster or Housemistress (HOMM) assisted by an assistant (AHOMM). They have overall charge of the day to day running of the House, including the pastoral care of all House members and an overview of any academic issues. These HOMM’s and AHOMM’s are available to all House members to discuss individual problems and help provide guidance and support. They are the link with other staff regarding behaviour, academic and social development and meets parents, as and when there is a need.
Another important member of the house staff is the House Supervisor who is permanently based in the house to respond to any practical or personal need the boys or girls have. Helping to supervise the house and ensure it and studies are kept clean and tidy.