Our boarders enjoy busy and fulfilling lives with time built in for relaxation and recreation. Alongside impromptu activities enjoyed during free leisure time – such as watching films, playing board games, and organising mini competitions on table football or pool – boarders are offered a wide choice of optional activities, especially at weekends.
Saturday and Sunday activities include day visits to the Merry Hill Shopping Centre in Birmingham; to theme parks such as Alton Towers, or to places of scenic and historic interest such as the mountains of North Wales or Warwick Castle. There are also several coach trips organised throughout the year – for example, to see the sights of London or Blackpool Illuminations, or a visit to the elegant spa city of Bath or the world-famous heritage site, Stonehenge.
As well as days out, the children will be taken off-site to go go-karting, play Laser Quest, try their hand at bowling, or to visit the cinema or enjoy a meal out in a local restaurant. Waterworld, Snowdome and paint balling are all particularly popular!
Many of our more senior boarders are involved in the Combined Cadet Force and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme both of which will provide further opportunities for participating in courses or expeditions. Those involved in the schools many sporting fixtures will visit other schools for matches whilst our Elite swimmers will be following their own individual training programmes out of school hours and into the weekends.
“The most oversubscribed ‘outstanding’ school in 2019 was The Royal School in Wolverhampton which had 7.94 first-preference applications for every place it offered.”
According to The Telegraph, Secondary School Places, 20 December, 2019