Girls Higher Line
The Higher Line girls’ house provides sixth form girls with communal and personal space that is fitting for their age. It is open throughout the school day to give the girls, whether they are boarders or day pupils, a space where they can study or relax.
Each boarder has her own individual study bedroom. This gives the girls their own space and also allows them to have more independence. Poets and Rhetoricians (Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth) occupy separate areas of the house. Day pupils are allocated their own individual study desks located within the girls’ house. The girls enjoy the support of an extensive pastoral team and can approach any member of it at any time with any concerns or difficulties they may have. The resident housemistress and her family have a flat located within the girls’ house.
Facilities include a comfortable common room and a fully equipped kitchen. An elected committee meets each week with the housemistress, giving the girls an active role in the running of the house. Whilst the house is exclusively for Higher Line girls, Higher Line boys are allowed into the common room at weekends by invitation and at the discretion of the housemistress.
A variety of events, trips and activities take place at the weekends, organised by the Head of Higher Line and her team. At the beginning of a new term, events specifically for girls help them to settle back into school life. A student bar is available on Saturday evenings in the Higher Line common room, where everyone can relax and have a drink with the pastoral staff in a sociable environment. Rhetoricians are allowed to visit the local village on Saturday evenings between the hours of 7.15pm and 10.15pm.
The Higher Line girls’ house has a caring and friendly environment that fosters integration and promotes tolerance. Girls are guided to work as individuals, to take responsibility and are prepared for the next stage of their lives.