Boarding in a lively, cosmopolitan university city is an attractive choice for many of our parents who want their daughters to live and grow up in Bristol with its many social, academic and cultural opportunities but in a safe and secure environment. Boarding life means there is time for many more activities than in a day school and for parents of day girls, boarding plays an important role in enhancing the quality of life here. Some day girls choose to spend regular or occasional nights in boarding or to come in at weekends to complete prep, continue with coursework or just enjoy a trip or activity with their boarding friends.
In a boarding school, all girls learn to mix, to be tolerant and to get on with a wide range of people. They understand what it means to live in a community in school and enjoy being part of the wider community in Bristol.
Some day girls choose to spend regular or occasional nights in boarding or to come in at weekends to complete prep, continue with coursework or just enjoy a trip or activity with their boarding friends.
Boarders enjoy a range and breadth of extra-curricular activities, often impossible to timetable in day schools. Sport, music, drama, clubs, competitions and additional tuition are an integral part of daily life here.
We have very busy weekends. Saturday noon is the start of the weekend. Girls can choose to be in house with their friends enjoying clubs and sport in school, rehearsing with the musical theatre group or outside pursing their own interests, including voluntary work, music, sport or drama.
A range of trips and activities are organised each weekend, usually with the girls involved in proposing activities they would enjoy. For example recently we have run surfing weekends, trips to Alton Towers and Swindon Oasis, visited cities such as London, Bath and Cardiff, gone to @Bristol, watched musicals at the theatre, enjoyed bowling and watched the latest blockbusters at the cinema.