Living

Living

“We didn’t realise we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun!”

The idea of boarding school inspires much intrigue, thanks to Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers and the magical experiences of Harry Potter. Boarding schools are no longer reserved for out-of-towners, but rather for those who are passionately curious, actively engaged, independent and want a holistic education full of endless opportunities.

We aim to build confident individuals, independence and foster a strong sense of community based on the tolerance and acceptance that comes with living in a diverse and multi-cultural society.

The Grange is home to around 40 girls from Grade 4 to 7. Our boarders are enveloped by the warmth and compassion of The Grange pastoral team, and our girls should feel that there is always someone to approach for a chat, a hug or a shoulder to cry on. Rather than rules, we work on the principle of respect for ourselves, our peers and the staff.

Our Grade 4s and 5s are accommodated in bedrooms that sleep between 6 and 8 girls, whilst our Grade 6 and 7 girls pair up in cubicles of two. Boarding is often described by many as a ‘sleepover with friends’ every night. The dormitory configurations are designed to promote a culture of support and care for one another and where girls feel included. The Grange has its own dining facility, inside the boarding house, where our girls have breakfast and dinner, allowing our Grange family to share meal times together, catch up and enjoy each other’s company in a small intimate setting. Girls can even roll out of bed in the morning and enjoy breakfast in their pajamas and slippers before getting ready for school! Lunch takes place at the main DSG Dining Hall – an important time for our juniors to integrate with their ‘big sisters’ in the senior school.

Fun is an essential part of our ethos in The Grange. Outdoor play is definitely encouraged. The boarding house boasts a magnificent garden that roles down to the Junior School Classrooms. Swings, a trampoline, a tree house, a jungle gym and giant chess board all form part of the beautiful Grange setting. Whilst the week days are generally action packed, weekends are often filled with fun activities such as pool parties, spa evenings and baking days for the girls. A visit to the beach and impromptu dance marathons have also been known to take place!
ICONOGRAPHY
No Admission fee is charged. We do recommend that you return the form as soon as possible. An Entrance Deposit is requested once the pupil has been accepted the year prior to entry.