As well as the drive for academic excellence, we take our child protection responsibilities very seriously. U18s students reside separately in single-sex boarding houses, with a tutor in overall charge of each, and our key aim is to ensure a warm, friendly and supportive environment. There is regular adult presence during the day and a tutor will be present on duty throughout the evening and night. Our entire tutor team consists of practising teachers, many of whom have experience working in boarding schools, whose regular jobs require an awareness of child protection. There are various U18 rules which we have to enforce (and react if they are broken) but the chief concern is to ensure that the students are well cared-for and happy.
The two co-directors, David Stephenson and Alex Boyt, act as DSL (Designated Safety Lead) and Deputy DSL respectively.
We have evolved a comprehensive Summer School policy on U18 students which will be sent to parents when they apply – Click here to view it now.