Welcome from the Boarding House Team

At Talbot Heath, we have one boarding house called St Mary’s which enables us to provide outstanding boarding provision for up to 42 girls. We offer full term, weekly and flexi boarding from Year 7 to Year 13. Our extensive grounds and facilities offer an excellent range of activities and opportunities for exploration.

We have a highly experienced team of professionals who ensure a safe, relaxing environment where all students feel nurtured and supported according to their individual needs. The boarding house team work extensively with the school nurses, designated safeguarding leads, external health and wellness services, senior staff and parents to support the experience of our students.

Our primary aims are to ensure that the boarders are safe, happy and receive excellent pastoral care. We aim to help our boarders find independence that will serve them well in the world beyond St Talbot Heath – whilst respecting and caring for those around them. The boarding staff are passionate about working with young people and help to prepare our students for the challenges in later life by running courses in everything from Women Who Inspire to Lifesaving and First Aid.

Everyone looks forward to meal times here – all our food is prepared and cooked on site. We cater for all dietary requirements and as a small boarding house, staff get to know pupil’s likes and dislikes; nothing is too much trouble. You can view our menu here. Girls are always treated to a special home made Birthday Cake of their choice and we enjoy sharing this together as a boarding family.

Many of our boarders are from overseas, but we have always welcomed day girls who live locally or those who do not yet want to board weekly or full-time. We understand that life can be unpredictable so we offer flexi boarding and ‘B&B’ nights for any families needing emergency care for their daughter at short notice. We are also home to some of our elite tennis and swimming academy pupils; families find us a great help supporting their daughters training schedules – especially with some early starts!

Our website will provide a brief insight into the life of a Talbot Heath boarder but I warmly invite you to come visit and hear from our finest ambassadors, why St. Mary’s is such a great place to call ‘home from home.’

Kat Peacock

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