The boarding environment becomes increasingly attractive year after year.
A number of day pupils convert to boarding having perceived the advantages of living on site. The quality of the boarding provision is assessed by the Care Inspectorate Wales inspection unit which not only undertakes announced visits but also visits the School unannounced and spends time talking to pupils.
Boarding pupils have access to listeners outside School should they have problems which they do not wish to share with teachers. The School has a clear Child Protection Policy. Recent inspection reports have commented favourably on the boarding environment.
The medical care of pupils is organised through resident nurses. All boarders are registered with the local surgery and routine appointments for the dentist and doctor can be made through the School nurse. Boarding pupils are able to have treatment at hospital should this be required.
Younger pupils are accompanied to the surgery and dentist, and transport is arranged if required. Any visits to hospital are accompanied. A number of staff have undertaken first aid training. If a pupil needs close monitoring when ill, they are accommodated in the medical area.