As a single-sex boarding school, we have a particular responsibility for ensuring that pupils are equally respectful of men and of women, and of themselves, so that they become responsible citizens. As such, we offer a carefully planned programme to enable pupils to develop the skills and ability to flourish in an increasingly complex world. We help pupils embrace the challenges of pursuing a happy and successful adult life.
You’re always taught to try and look at things from a different perspective that could be different to yours, and in preparation for university I think that’s pivotal.Kaashif, pupil
An important and necessary part of all pupils’ education, the teaching of Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) is compulsory in independent schools. Our programme focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and attributes to keep young people healthy and safe, to prepare them for life and work after school and to encourage respect for other people. In addition, we actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
visiting experts deliver talks to the boys every half (term).
The College provides a holistic, whole-school approach to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). Whilst some aspects of this course are delivered through the core curriculum, the majority of the syllabus is built into our PSHEE programme due to the complementary nature of both courses.
Above all we wish them to develop their own sense of integrity so that they can identify right from wrong and have the courage to stand for what they believe is true.Will Evans, Director of Welfare
Pupils access the PSHEE curriculum via tutorials, assemblies, lectures and workshops. Tutorials are the primary medium of delivery. Tutorials supplement lectures by external and in-house experts on RSE and PSHEE topics, and throughout the academic year are embedded with the key themes of identity, responsibility and wellbeing. Additionally, our series of workshops includes joint initiatives and shared ventures with girls from other schools. These go beyond social interaction, with the aim of developing an even maturer understanding amongst our pupils.