Every human has a mind, body and soul. The College nourishes each aspect in our pupils, with the enrichment and development of the last element being the focus of the Chapel.
The school aims to foster a non-dogmatic exploration and understanding of religion and spirituality. We believe this approach allows pupils to develop their own views from a position of knowledge. So, while the Chapel and school have Christian foundations, we practise a liberal and tolerant approach that welcomes everyone – regardless of religious conviction (or its absence).
Most weeks include two short morning services for pupils, plus two prayer meetings for parents and friends. There’s also an occasional Sunday evening prayer session for boarders. We also have services to mark important points in the calendar such as Harvest, Advent, Lent and Pentecost. Additionally, we open up some gatherings – such as Remembrance, the Carol Service and a Christmas morning celebration – to the wider community.
The large Chapel can seat the whole of the school, and it is easily accessible for anyone wanting a quiet space for contemplation or prayer. In addition, the Chaplain – who teaches all of the Year 9 intake, as well as a large proportion of the other students – is on hand for pupils, staff and parents who wish to discuss any issue.