The weekend programme for boarders offers activities on and off site including riding, climbing, bowling, watching ice hockey matches, theatre, cinema, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme training, sports fixtures, shopping expeditions and social events. The swimming pool, art studio. library, music school and fitness suite are open. London is only an hour away and the school community regularly enjoys the cultural opportunities it offers. Unlike many boarding schools St Swithun's is close enough to town for boarders to walk in for shopping or to meet friends. Full boarders may also stay with friends or relatives if they wish.
Activities organised on site have a family feel and might include making sweets, outdoor games, crosswords, film nights, cookery and creative arts. This acts as a good balance to the dynamic co-curricular programme of 45 clubs and activities which runs on weekdays for both day girls and boarders. The weekend activities co-ordinator publishes a programme at the beginning of each half-term.
Any boarder who is in at the weekend (L4-U5) is expected to participate in at least two activities each weekend.
All boarders in at the weekend (L4-L6 ) are expected to attend the school chapel service: girls of different denominations and faiths may join other local congregations if they prefer.
There are also some activities organised for and by overseas boarders to get to know each other and to celebrate their own cultures. All full boarders are warmly invited to take part.
Please click on image below for summer 2017 activities