Badminton is a happy and supportive community with a strong
sense of purpose. We value individuality; girls, whatever their interests or personality, can be themselves.
Girls are encouraged to be supportive of one another and to
appreciate that there is a niche here for everyone. The girls are tolerant, caring and willingly
participate, they have a well-developed sense of fun and love of life. There is an absence of pettiness at
We provide a supportive and nurturing atmosphere and there is
always someone to talk to. Each year
group has a Head of Year who liaises closely with parents and with the teaching
and resident staff to ensure all girls are coping with their work, are happy in
class and in their House, and are interacting well with their peers. In addition, every girl has a tutor who sees
Our vertical House system encourages girls to work together
across the year groups and enjoy competitive activities including sport, drama,
debating and dance. New girls are given
a guide before they join the School who looks after them for the first two
weeks of term. As many girls join
Badminton in Years 7 and 9, we organise integration days and weekends with team
building exercises to help everyone feel at home and welcome as soon as
Small classes ensure that every girl is known and included
and that help is at hand, whenever needed.
In addition, we have a whole support network of staff who have expertise
in understanding what it means to be a girl in todays’ world.
Sixth Form girls volunteer for training as peer mentors who
are easily contactable in school and listen and advise younger girls. We also have three Heads Girls and a Sport
and Assistant Sport Captain who have particular responsibility for helping girls
lower down the School.
The School Medical Centre and external counsellor are
available for everyone and provide sound advice in a confidential environment.
Pupils are warm and open in their dealings with staff and
build relationships based on mutual respect.
At the end of term, it is a tradition that every girl shakes hand with
every member of staff to signify respect for each other at the end of term and
wish each other well. Implicit is the
reassurance that next term will bring a fresh start, that there is mutual
respect concern and understanding.