boarding virtual open day
Thursday 26th November 2020, 12pm – 1pm
Please join us for our Boarding Virtual Open Day on Thursday 26th November, 12pm to 1pm. You will meet Head Liz Laybourn, Assistant Head, Pastoral & Boarding Nicola Donson and Head of House Sarah Beels. You will also be able to meet some of our boarders and ask them your questions. Sign up here.
A Second Home
“Cosy family atmosphere and all age groups mix well.” Good Schools Guide 2019
Welcome to Burgess Hill Girls. Boarding at our school is not just a place for the girls to stay while they are studying, it is a second home where they are nurtured and encouraged to thrive.
We are very much a large extended family, welcoming girls from the UK and all over the world. Like a family, we are all here to help and support each other, to get each other through difficult times and celebrate the good ones.
Burgess Hill Girls has two vibrant boarding houses: Silverdale and Avondale. After a busy day at school, or at the weekend, the girls can often be found in the large lounge areas watching a DVD, playing a board game or simply catching-up.
Living on site with the girls is our supportive team of boarding staff. They foster a real community spirit and are available 24/7 to lend a hand, or an ear should your daughter need it.
Watch our boarding video below to get a taste of boarding life at Burgess Hill Girls.
During their time with us the girls develop a whole range of skills that will set them in good stead for University and beyond. They learn to become capable, independent, flexible, understanding, and develop a high level of confidence and a sense of self.
The girls are encouraged to give their opinions and to take an active role in organising activities. They take on different responsibilities as they get older and have more freedom, but there is always someone around to guide them.
As a Boarding School in Sussex there is no shortage of activities we can offer to girls. With the vibrant city of Brighton just a few minutes away and the Beautiful South Downs National Park on our doorstep our boarders have a wealth of stimulating and exciting opportunities to take in over the weekends and in their free time. Activities which the girls have taken part in over the last academic year have included, ice-skating, West-End Theatre trips, Go-Karting, lazer-tag, paintball as well as visiting the local bonfire celebrations and village fairs.
A Positive journey
As a Burgess Hill Girls Boarder, the girls truly feel cared for and leave here with fond memories and life-long friends both with their peers and with the staff who have looked after them on this very important part of their journey.
FIND OUT MORE
If you would like to arrange a visit or find out more about boarding at Burgess Hill Girls please get in touch.
Miss Nikki Donson
Assistant Head – Boarding & Pastoral
“The boarding community is very homely and the staff are very supportive. We are very close knit and enjoy spending time in the evenings together doing various fun activities with the Gap Assistants. Mrs Beels’s office door is always open for a chat and it’s comforting to know.”