A fantastic range of weekend activies are held every weekend, including sport on Saturday mornings. Friday nights are also special with Friday night pizza a regular highlight.
As girls move through the school, boarders get more independence. From Year 9 upwards girls can visit our local country town, Oxted, which has a cinema, shops and cafes. Students must be in groups of at least three and our school drivers take the girls to and from the station. Sixth Form boarders have even more independence taking the opportunity to visit London enjoying the city's world renowned galleries and museums as well as taking the opportunity to do some shopping.
On Saturday mornings, many students - both day and boarders – take part in team sports. Unless they are playing sport, all boarders in Year 7-10 participate in Saturday Active, which includes activities such as roller skating, Pilates, cake decorating, photoshop and circus skills.
On Saturday afternoons and Sundays, we plan a range of trips - a carefully considered programme of cultural, active and ‘family’ activities. Cultural trips include visits to historic places and exhibitions where the girls can learn more about British heritage. Active trips, such as water sports and trampolining, allow girls to try something new and challenge themselves while having fun with their peers. ‘Family trips’ provide girls with a typical family outing such as a meal out, cinema or bowling.
Music and drama rehearsals and whole school events also take place on some weekends. The school puts on three major drama productions and three major concerts a year, and many girls get involved front or backstage. Students also have numerous opportunities to take part in smaller musical ensembles, choirs and recitals. Some of these rehearsals will take place at weekends.
House and school events are an important way to bring the community together and are hugely popular. Highlights include the House Festival, House Drama, Bonfire Night, Foundation Day and Sports Day.