"I was pleasantly surprised by how modern and liberal the staff and pupils are in terms of their views, which makes us all feel comfortable voicing our opinions in confidence, knowing it will be heard and listen to. "
"I go home for athletics training twice a week, but I feel very at home in school - it’s like having 60 sisters almost all of which you can talk to about anything!"
"The biggest contribution to the feeling of comfort, ease and belonging is the people in the house who live alongside me. There is a communal effort to ensure that everyone feels at home."
"Obviously, teachers won’t let you do whatever you want. Time allowed out of the house is regulated, certain objects and substances are prohibited, but it is nowhere near as strict as illustrated in the Harry Potter book series!"
"The school very sensibly has some controls in place for the use of mobile phones, but we are able to contact all of our children, as well as staff and teachers, very easily – through the phone, instant messaging, emails and social media."