Alongside this for me has always been the outstanding pastoral support on offer. Each House has a Matron, Faulkner’s has four, so you are never without somebody to talk to.
There is always a network of trusted people in place and I have never been expected to do something without a clear support structure.
There are always times in teenagers’ lives where they are stressed and it was certainly a concern of my parents that these adolescent problems would go unnoticed in a boarding environment.
They could not have been more wrong.
Each House is its own family and, by the end of your time here, you know each member of your Year Group in the House personally.
Housemasters and Housemistresses, Tutors and a network of Peer Mentors are always there if a pupil needs to talk. We are a talking school.
CO-EDUCATION IS VERY STRONG HERE AND GIRLS AND BOYS ARE CLOSE-KNIT IN THEIR ACADEMIC STUDIES.
I am openly gay and Bradfield is a diverse and inclusive environment, where every pupil is educated to be mature and open-minded enough to accept everybody for who they are.
Co-education is very strong here and, even in the current very odd climate, girls and boys are close-knit in their academic studies, although obviously at a safe distance.
So, if you are thinking of attending Bradfield in the future, I hope my experiences have convinced you, just like the wonderful staff, charming Matrons and intelligent and well mannered pupils did on my first day here; in my view, it has only got better since.