In order to help boys catch up in Latin and French we offer a short course in the summer term prior to entry. This has the added benefit of allowing new boys to become familiar with their new environment, to get to know each other, and to meet some of the teachers, prior to joining the School full time.
On the day before the autumn term begins, new boys and their buddies are invited to school for the afternoon. The buddies guide and support new boys for the first few weeks and help them to become familiar with the clubs and activities on offer, as well as with the routine of everyday life. At the start of the academic year we organize a two-day residential trip for the whole year group. The trip is great fun and helps new boys to develop friendships by working and playing in teams. It can also provide them with opportunities to show off their own skills, interests and talents.
Within a few weeks the boys who joined at 11+ have become accustomed to the daily routine, established new friendships and are making good use of the extensive range of extracurricular activities on offer.