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Spirituality

We provide for the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students through the pastoral structure, the PSHE programme, the assemblies programme, individual subjects and a rich co-curricular programme of activities.

We provide an environment where girls feel safe to assert their own opinions and have a high level of self respect, as well as being respectful of and kind to others. We encourage their assertiveness and their resilience as well as their confidence to ask for support when necessary. Girls are encouraged to reflect on their personal qualities and achievements, and to work towards their achievements; these should mirror the best of each individual’s potential .

Assemblies

All girls attend three assemblies each week which may reflect the ethos and beliefs of the six main religions (Christianity, Buddhism, Sikhism, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism) and take into account the different religious backgrounds or non religious backgrounds of the girls. They will be reflective and will usually include a hymn and prayers although staff who lead assemblies will have their own styles. The responsibility for one of these assemblies each week lies with the Head of Year; these are led by the Head of Year, a tutor group or other individuals or visiting speakers. The Sixth Form and House Officials lead whole school assemblies on a fortnightly basis.