Houses

Pupils can join the Sixth Form as a full boarder, weekly boarder or day pupil. In each case, they will be part of a Senior House for one year, before moving to Nelson House in the final year. All the Houses have superb newly refurbished study and leisure facilities, with a Housemaster or Housemistress who takes overall responsibility, assisted by a Matron and resident tutor.

Day and Boarding

In the Lower Sixth, or Year 12, full and weekly boarders will be in a double study bedroom with en-suite facilities in one of three boys or three girls Senior Houses. Nelson House

Day pupils may choose to be part of Raleigh House for their first year of Sixth Form, which provides an excellent working and social environment for those who with to finish their school day routinely at 6pm. This is a co-educational House and it has been designed specifically for the needs of day pupils, with ample changing areas, outside space, day rooms, Wi-Fi access and quiet study areas.

Alternatively, day boys can choose Cornwallis House where they are provided with study facilities which can be used during the day and evening, excellent social areas and boarding accommodation for occasional overnight stays or boarding up to three nights per week. Day girls can choose to be part of one of the vibrant girls' boarding Houses with the option to stay overnight on an ad hoc basis or up to 3 nights per week.

In the final year, both day pupils and boarders, male and female, move to Nelson House. This is modelled on a university hall of residence with single-study bedrooms and large social areas. Here pupils are encouraged to become more self-reliant, and will learn to achieve a balance between academic, extra-curricular and social commitments.

Privilege is not automatic; Sixth Form pupils are expected to put something back into the school community by taking positions of responsibility, providing leadership and support, and acting as role models for the younger years. By the time our Sixth Form pupils leave Nelson House, they will have made life-long friendships, grown in confidence and become well prepared to meet the challenges beyond school.