Our boarding girls are based at Adamson House, which is situated at the opposite end of the village of Drax, about a mile from the main school campus, and is in the care of the resident Housemistress and two resident assistants.
Adamson House is a charming old building, parts of which are some 300 years old. It is situated in its own private grounds with plenty of space! Adamson has a family atmosphere, comfortable rooms for small numbers, good food and careful supervision which all help to make life fun for the girls. They can also enjoy the benefits of country life with good fresh air and space to play or study. We can never fully replicate home life but Adamson offers a unique and extraordinarily rich environment for development.
Needless to say, this developmental process incorporates a large number of weekend events and outings organised for, and by, the girls throughout the year including a Christmas party, cinema trips and shopping trips, not to mention informal barbecues and parties in the summer term. All that with academic guidance and 'ad hoc' revision sessions too!
Adamson House was redecorated throughout in the summer of 2012. Bedrooms are well equipped with storage and study areas, and the girls may personalise their rooms if they wish. Older girls and prefects have the chance of single study bedrooms whilst younger girls usually share with one or two others. Linen is provided by the school but girls may prefer to bring their own personal bed linen. The house also has modern bathroom and shower facilities, along with a kitchen for those evening treats and weekend pizzas!
A cosy common room is at the core of the house, where the girls gather in the evenings to chat, watch TV or play games.