Living together enables young people to develop an understanding of and respect for others. The majority of senior pupils at Worth are boarders and the School is committed to remaining a traditional boarding school, not a flexi-boarding or weekly boarding school.
Most pupils live in London and the South East of England but a number come from other parts of the UK. One-fifth of the pupils at Worth are from overseas, most coming from the Catholic countries of Western Europe, and some from South America and Asia.
“The social development of pupils is excellent, Pupils have ample opportunities to work together in class, in activities and in Houses where they organise social and charitable events.” ISI Inspection 2017.
The House system is at the heart of boarding life at Worth. The House provides the community and sanctuary where pupils can grow in confidence and fellowship with one another. There are five boarding houses at Worth which are designed for approximately 60 boarders each. Younger boarders share rooms so that they can learn to live alongside and support one another; most Sixth Formers have their own single study bedsits. Whilst the accommodation varies between the Houses, each Boarding House has common recreation areas, a library, computer room and kitchens for the use of the pupils. All Houses have Skype, wi-fi and internet access; senior study bedsits have individual internet/intranet terminals.
Each Boarding House is under the leadership of a Housemaster or Housemistress who, supported by their Deputy, has overall responsibility for the pupil's pastoral care and welfare. In addition, every pupil is assigned a Tutor, with whom they meet regularly, and every House also has a Chaplain, a Matron and an Assistant Matron who manage the domestic affairs of the House and also provide further invaluable pastoral support.
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