Looking for British girls only boarding schools? Have a look at Cobham Hall in Cobham, Kent, England. This is a boarding school for girls. Girls take GCSEs and IGCSEs in Year 11 and study for their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in the Sixth Form.
We also offer a flexible one, two or three term Pre-IB course to prepare girls for taking the IB Diploma the following year. This combines core GCSE subjects with preparation for the IB. Pre-IB can be particularly useful for girls who are joining the English education system from elsewhere in the world.
Boarders have input into choosing the places they go and the things they do. Daygirls are also invited on all trips.
There is an escorted trip almost every weekend, which is compulsory for full boarders in Years 7 to 10.
Girls in Pre-IB and Years 11 to 13 can choose which trips they attend. With their parents’ permission, girls in Years 11 can go to local towns and Bluewater Shopping Centre on Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. Girls in Pre-IB and Years 12 and 13 can go to Bluewater Shopping Centre and local towns any day after school (returning before the beginning of Prep), and can also go to London at the weekend with their parents’ permission. The time at which they have to return to school in the evening is dependent upon their age.
Below is a selection of boarding activities and trips. It is by no means exhaustive.
Trips to Windsor Castle, Hampton Court, Dover Castle and Hever Castle
Visits to seaside towns such as Brighton, Hastings and Broadstairs
Trips to Madame Tussauds, London Dungeons, museums, pantomimes, galleries and exhibitions
Visits to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park and China Town
Outings to Thorpe Park and Chessington Adventure Park and Zoo
Ice skating, ten-pin bowling and cinema trips
Excursions to towns such as Tunbridge Wells and Canterbury and shopping in Covent Garden, Bluewater and Westfield Stratfield
West End Theatre trips
High Tea in London
Movie nights, quiz nights, Wii nights and games nights
Baking and pizza making
Country walks, sports and teambuilding activities
Make-up workshop and fashion shows