Lower School

Girls and boys occupy light and spacious accommodation dedicated to the Lower School (1st and 2nd Form) in the historic Queen Mary House, known as ‘QMH’.

With modern facilities and experienced House Parents Mr and Mrs Gardner, matrons and other resident tutors, QMH provides a bright, cheerful and caring environment, with an emphasis on helping new pupils - day and boarders alike - to settle in happily. Girls and boys enjoy the privacy of separate boarding areas.

Lessons take place Monday to Friday. On Saturday there are activities for boarders which are also available to day pupils. Weekly and flexi-boarding has also become a popular option, as well as extended days, perfect for working parents.

Our main aim is to achieve a happy, busy and purposeful House whilst preparing pupils for the senior school.  As such, some pupils, including the House Captain, are given responsibility for different aspects of the daily routine or with helping to organise games and activities. As part of our ‘pursuit of excellence’ programme, all are encouraged to take on leadership roles, under the guidance of a House tutor.