The Head of Boarding, Aleksandra Ladzińska, as well as the team of supervisors, are responsible for the daily operations within the Boarding House and ensuring safety and wellbeing of the boarders.

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The team is assisted by a school psychologist who provides targeted on-site support relating to all aspects of the residential school life, including homesickness, sharing a room with others, or living within a culturally diverse community. Wellbeing workshops are also organised on a regular basis, addressing themes relevant and requested by the boarders themselves. The support network offered in the Boarding House is a vital part of the school’s wellbeing ecosystem.

The Boarding House community regularly spends time together, organising board game nights, cooking sessions during which students prepare and share their national dishes, or simply interesting discussions with boarders sharing insights about their cultures and traditions.

Seasonal activities are also a feature, with students celebrating Halloween or getting together to drink hot chocolate, bake and decorate cookies in December. The common room is a space where the students not only socialise, but also study together and support one another in meeting the demands of the school curriculum. The boarders also use the common spaces to prepare for school activities, including debating competitions or on-stage performances.

At the Boarding House, we expect all students to actively support team building initiatives and reflect on their participation and role within our community. Boarders are encouraged to develop an awareness of how their interact with others and how they are perceived by them, taking a conscious responsibility to help build a happy, respectful, and safe community, in line with the school values.

All boarders are asked to complete duties within the Boarding House to enable everyone to contribute to creating a communal sense of ownership and pride. Boarders are expected to keep their rooms as well as the communal areas clean and welcoming.

All staff at the Boarding House are committed to ensuring all students feel safe and able to talk through any concerns. Safeguarding is at the core of everything we do with clear policies and procedures  in place.  Our boarders and their parents know where to go with any potential concerns and quality assurance is regularly checked.

There are several things I like about the boarding house. My personal favourite is the community: the supervisors are extremely nice and supportive, they make us feel secure and always are eager to provide with advice, some comforting words and even some delicious treats. The other boarders are also very nice and spending time with them is a pleasure. I can never feel lonely as I can always find someone to have a nice chat with.


One of the best things about living in the boarding house as a Year 13 student is the fact that I can get extra consultation hours when some of my teachers are also boarding supervisors. Because there are many of us in the boarding house, one can always get some help regarding school subjects as well as psychological support which makes it easier to get through busy periods at school.