Our house parents are dedicated to delivering outstanding care for every student. We have a robust induction process which ensures that children settle in properly and that parents become familiar with our approach and ways of working. This involves a Zoom interview with our director of boarding, Francoise Armstrong, and an in-depth Zoom call with the House Parent, closer to arrival. When boarders arrive at Claremont, there is a two day induction at their boarding house followed by a one day induction at school. Being part of a happy boarding community and whilst maintaining regular contact with their parents, helps boarders settle in quickly and progress well.
Key elements of our approach are:
Healthy food leads to a healthy lifestyle. All of our food is freshly prepared on the boarding premises and students enjoy breakfast and dinner together in their house, with lunch at school. At weekends all meals are provided in the boarding house, with packed lunches also prepared on site for days out. The menu operates on a 3-weekly cycle and is carefully designed to provide our students with a healthy, balanced diet. We also cater for varied dietary requirements. Students are able to prepare themselves snacks outside of mealtimes in fully equipped house kitchenettes.