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Accommodation at St George's, for boarders - Houldsworth House
'Boarding at St George’s has provided us with amazing opportunities, memories and friends that will last a lifetime. Houldsworth is not just a boarding house, it is a sisterhood.' Anna and Eilidh, U5 . See more comments about boarding.
Houldsworth House consists of two magnificent Victorian properties, which are joined together by a spacious common room, plus a modern purpose-built bungalow for Sixth Form students.
The House has its own chef and dining room, where girls and staff eat breakfast and dinner together during the week and all of their meals at weekends. There are a number of sittings rooms throughout the House and girls have comprehensive internet and computer access.
The number of girls in each bedroom depends on their age, individual needs and the size of the room. Junior boarders are typically in a bedroom for three or four, while many sixth form students have a single room.
The Sixth Form bungalow provides a good transition to more independent living and a stepping stone to university life. Girls have more freedom to do their own laundry, eat breakfast and prepare snacks independently.
Entry to all the buildings is protected by security code.
Houldsworth is situated among pleasant gardens, which in good weather are used by the girls for games and general relaxation. Barbecues and other events in the garden are popular features of the summer term.
Led by the elected student Head and Deputy Head of Boarding, the girls play an active part in the running of the House. They help plan the week's menus, choose soft furnishings and contribute their skills and ideas to the weekly programme of all age activities, outings and events, which complements the extensive co-curricular programme throughout the school.
Boarding house student committees
Girls meet regularly to discuss the running of the house through student-led committees supported by the houseparents. There is a strong student voice and girls know that their contributions and opinions are valued.
Boarders are encouraged to invite their day girl friends for a meal or to stay overnight at weekends, just as they would at home.