Due to our unique location, our boarders enjoy much freedom in a safe environment, thus benefiting from a UK boarding environment that is not cut off from facilities and local towns.
The school is fully protected by CCTV and is enclosed apart from the main entrances.
All outer doors in the school have security codes.
The local town is safe, friendly and has a good range of shops.
The safe Bournemouth Town centre is 10 minutes by road, bus and a 30-minute walk along the safe beach promenade.
The school is situated in an affluent housing suburb, but is a 20-minute drive from the rural countryside of Hampshire and Dorset, including the New Forest and the Purbecks.
The school is situated on the cliff top above the beach of Southbourne, so boarders have views of the sea.
Boarders are allowed enough freedom to visit the local town and Bournemouth, and depending on their ages, this may be in groups with a teacher, in groups of boarders alone, or as they reach the Sixth Form they have much greater freedom. However, all boarders have to sign in and out at all times, they all have to carry a mobile, and they all have emergency contact numbers for boarding staff they can use 24 hours a day. There are set times that boarders have to be back in the boarding house.
In addition, boarders have outings at the weekends. These are taken by school staff and fully supervised. Our superb location allows us to offer a much broader choice of weekend activities than schools that are more isolated.