Welfare and supervision are of the highest importance at Heathfield: your daughter’s safety, comfort and well-being are a priority.
In addition to a staff to student ratio of 1:6, we have a dedicated team of pastoral staff led by a Senior Housemother from the main school staff and a small team of Nurses with many years of experience working in schools as paediatric nurses.
One of the strengths of Heathfield is that some former students go on to become Helpers, and the very best even join our staff team when they are older. These young women have a special understanding of our courses and greet the girls, help them to settle in and keep an eye on all our boarders throughout their stay. They also act as Monitors on duty in the building and grounds to help guide the girls and supervise break and mealtimes.
Heathfield has a medical centre and sick bay area where one of our nurses is always on duty. The school is also registered with a local doctors’ practice. There is an Urgent Care Centre only two miles away and there are three major hospitals in the surrounding area, one of which has a paediatric emergency department. Local parents are always contacted immediately by the nurse if necessary.
Security And Supervision
The school has front and back gates and all doors to the school are security doors which close automatically and are opened by staff. Staff and Helpers wear Heathfield Summer Camp T-Shirts and coloured lanyards for identification.
Parents must sign their daughters in and out and must send written notification if another person is to drop off or collect their child. No girl may leave the school at any time unless with a responsible adult.
Each activity has an appropriate ratio of staff to students based on risk assessments and best practice.
Heathfield staff have been recruited according to the UK Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education procedures. This means they have undergone UK or overseas vetting checks to show they have no criminal record, have completed a thorough selection process and provided two written and verbal references.
What the parents say
A high-quality camp with staff who are all helpful, polite and professional. There is a great variety of activities that girls just love to participate in.Mother of Matilda
Seeing the variety of shows and exhibitions every summer is amazing – you have really talented staff who do great things with the girls.Mother of Amelia
The camp is very well-organised plus it’s great fun and really inclusive.Emma
The camp provides a safe and caring environment, and good nutritious food.Parent
The Camp has been very good and my daughter wants to come back next year. For such a long day and so much offered, the rates are really good.David