The school’s provision for the health and well-being and medical care of boarders has been assessed as “excellent” by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (2016 report). The school’s Medical Centre is within the same building as Old Courts so medical attention can be accessed extremely quickly if required. Every boarder is registered with the local GP surgery when they join the school.
In the mornings, evenings and at weekends, boarders’ medical needs are provided for by a residential matron, who works closely with the school nurses. If a child is unwell the first person they should tell is Mr or Mrs Killeen, matron or any other member of staff on duty. If they need to see a doctor or one of the nurses in the Medical Centre, Mr or Mrs Killeen or matron arrange this. Boarders know that if they feel unwell during the night they should wake up a member of staff on duty. If they are unable to do this themselves they should ask a room-mate to do it for them.