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Care and Well-Being

At Queen Mary’s private girls’ school we nurture and care for all our pupils.

We believe that strong relationships, good manners and a secure environment are key to the development of thoughtful and independent girls who are motivated to become life-long learners. 

Tutors


The person most directly concerned with your pastoral care and wellbeing is your tutor. Tutors are responsible for academic and pastoral supervision which includes monitoring your progress, extra-curricular activities and achievements both within and outside of school, acting as a source of advice, keeping other staff informed of significant developments and keeping in close contact with your parents. Due to the size of the school, all staff get to know you as a person and you are free to discuss any matters with any member of staff. However, your tutor will always be informed of such discussions so that a complete picture may be maintained.

Health Hub


Our school nurses and boarding staff are available within our welcoming Health Hub which includes a medical room, comfy relaxation room and bedroom. The school nurses are usually on duty Monday to Friday from 08:15 to 16:00 and all boarding staff are trained in first aid. The Chaplain, School Doctor, School Counsellor, Clinical Psychologist and Independent Listener are also available.

Nutrition

Nutritious snacks and lunches are provided in School using local produce. All dietary requirements are catered for and healthy eating is discussed and promoted through the curriculum. 

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Parents


Many parents comment on how Queen Mary’s is a friendly community like a big happy family. Parents enjoy coming into school for concerts, fixtures and events. Our Queen Mary’s Friends, a group of parents, host events across the year and our Parent Representatives in each year group are always there for support.

The School Day

08:30 Registration
08:40 Prayers or Tutor Time
08:55 Lesson 1
09:50 Lesson 2
10:45 Break
11:05 Lesson 3
12:00 Lunch (Dining Room - Years 3 & 4)
12:30 Dining Room - Years 5 & 6
13:00 Lesson 4
13:55 Lesson 5
14:50 Lesson 6
15:45 End of lessons for Years 3 & 4
15:45 Lesson 7 for Years 5 & 6
15:45 Every Friday – End of lessons for Years 5 & 6
16:40 End of lessons for Years 5 & 6

Activities are held at lunchtimes and after school.

Spiritual Ethos


Queen Mary’s private girls’ school is established in the Christian tradition of the Church of England but welcomes people of all faiths or no faith. Many opportunities are provided for reflection on the Christian faith and the positive benefits of following the teachings of Jesus for the flourishing of life. You will regularly participate in services and prayers including the Harvest Service, Christingle, the Carol Service at Ripon Cathedral and the annual Pet Service. We encourage tolerance and understanding of all faiths and believe the spiritual ethos of our school is an important foundation which underpins all areas of school life and helps prepare you to face the challenges of modern life.

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