On arrival, every student is assigned to a house. The house is their base, a safe and happy environment in which to develop, learn and experience new opportunities. Encouraging independence, self-reliance and co-operation is an important part of what we do, but house life is also about having fun and making friends for life.
Houses each have their own distinct character. Facilities include Wi-Fi throughout, common rooms equipped with satellite television, DVD player, Apple TV, games consoles, piano and pool table. There is also a fully-equipped kitchen, computer room and quiet room.
Musical, dramatic, artistic, academic and sporting competitions all help engender house spirit. Every student will tell you their house is the best! Students get involved in running social events such as Oktoberfest, Chinese New Year, themed suppers, Burns Night and even roller discos. These social events are in addition to regular weekend trips, like shopping at Bluewater, going to see West End productions and visiting the Harry Potter Studios.