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Evenings and Weekends

A home-from-home at Queen Mary’s


Weekends provide an opportunity for relaxation, fun, activities and most importantly home comforts. Our weekend boarding staff provide a wonderful, supportive family atmosphere.

Alongside all the extra-curricular activities from Riding to Sport, Music and Debating, we are very busy in Boarding. From camping weekends, trips to York and body boarding at the Yorkshire Coast to on-site activities such as river swimming and salsa nights to birthday celebrations and hot chocolate by the fire there is always something going on. The team are also ready to support you with your learning and provide opportunities for downtime and relaxation.

The girls are at the heart of everything we do and are involved in the ideas and planning of all activities taking into consideration their ever-changing interests.

Here is a taste of the Summer Term Activity Programme:

Theme Evenings From Summer Term Programme

Mission Impossible
“Cinco de Mayo “ Mexican night, salsa dancing / piñata
Great Gatsby Jazz Night
Murder Mystery Evening

Activities From Summer Term Programme

Under the Stars
BBQ and Garden Games
Cake Pop Creations
Fun in the Pool
Crafts, Papier Mâché Piñatas
Boarders Bake Off
Campfire Cooking
80s Karaoke
Mug Cakes and Movies
“Around the World in 80 minutes”
BBQ and Silly Sports
Tie Dye T-Shirts
Musical Madness
Design a Ballgown
Pizza Making

Trips From Summer Term Programme

Beach Day/Body Boarding Whitby
Trip to York, visit York’s Chocolate Story and shopping
Trip to a Trampoline Park
Trail to all four House Abbeys
Knaresborough Boating and Treasure Trail
Nostell Priory and Picnic
Ghyll Scrambling
Stump Cross Caverns
National Science and Media Museum, Bradford
World of James Herriot Museum
Laser Tag

Highly Experienced Team

At Queen Mary’s, we understand your specific needs. Our experienced Head of Boarding  has four daughters who have experienced all-girls independent school boarding, so knows exactly what is required to create an exciting and supportive environment.  Alongside our experienced boarding staff, we are supported by a number of specialist staff during evenings and weekends from our Head of Adventure to our Head of Dance.

Individual Support

The size and ethos of Queen Mary’s allows the boarding team to communicate closely with teaching and pastoral staff to provide a holistic approach. We balance keeping the girls active and engaged alongside ensuring that academic work is up to date. An amount of downtime and relaxation are important and quiet time away from devices. We also believe that it is important to instil confidence in the girls by giving them age-appropriate freedoms and responsibilities.

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