Security and Safety
Each boarding house has planned responses to a range of foreseeable major incidents or crises in keeping with School Policies.
Fire Precautions and Drills
Regular risk assessments with regard to fire are carried out and advice is taken from the Fire Service. Fire drills are carried out and recorded twice a term, one always as close as possible to the start of the new year. House staff are responsible for seeing that the boarders understand the procedure in the event of a fire and these procedures are clearly displayed in each House. Matches, lighters or candles should not be brought into the Boarding Houses.
Every effort is made to ensure the security of the boarders in our care (e.g. coded locks, CCTV) and that access to the boarding accommodation is restricted. Boarders are given clear guidelines on how they can contribute to the security of all.
Health and Safety
The Boarding Houses are all subject to 6 monthly Health and Safety audits as required by law. House staff
are responsible for ensuring that boarders follow the guidelines regarding safety.
Food and Drink
All main meals are provided in the School Dining facilities or in the House. In addition, each House has appropriate facilities for the boarders to prepare snacks and drinks at other times. Fresh fruit and drinking water are always available.