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Health and Wellbeing

As a Girls on Board school dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our students, QM has a Health and Wellbeing Centre onsite which is staffed by a team of registered nurses.

Healthy relationships, a balanced diet, regular exercise and increased awareness of mental health and wellbeing are both encouraged and delivered through a series of PSHE dropdown days held throughout the year, helping to ensure that students are healthy and happy during their time at QM.

Health and Wellbeing Centre

The Health and Wellbeing Centre is staffed by a team of Registered Nurses who offer a comprehensive School nursing service. The centre is a well-equipped department with a waiting room, treatment room, well stocked dispensary, lounge, counselling room, four single bedrooms, shower, bath and toilet facilities. Girls who are unwell can attend the Health and Wellbeing Centre, boarders can be cared for overnight and, if appropriate, they can also bring a friend. A named nursing system is in operation, this involves nurse allocation to particular year groups, it facilitates continuity of care and enables each child’s health to be monitored closely throughout their time at QM.

The Health and Wellbeing Centre operates an open door policy from 08:00-14:00 and 16:00-19:00 (Monday to Friday), 08:00-16:00 (Saturday) and 08:00-13:00 (Sunday). Alongside this, nursing support is available 24 hours a day. The School Medical Officer holds surgeries at School on Monday and Thursday and, along with her colleagues, will also see students by appointment at the Escrick GP surgery. The Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner is available for confidential advice.

Day girls who become unwell whilst at School can be admitted to the Health and Wellbeing Centre, and if they are staying in School that evening they can be cared for by the nursing team overnight but where possible if the girl is local and too unwell for lessons we encourage that they return home to be cared for by their family. Unwell boarders from Years I-V cannot stay in House during the day and must come to the Health and Wellbeing Centre, unwell Sixth Form girls can stay in their rooms during the day but this must be discussed with the nursing team rst as there are strict guidelines in place for regular monitoring.

Personal Tutor

Each girl has a Personal Tutor. In addition to the support from teachers and house staff, every girl meets her Tutor each week. This member of staff oversees her academic progress and wellbeing, monitors her workload and ensures she is cared for and is reaching her targets. Tutors also provide advice and discuss enrichment activities to ensure each girl is making the most of all the opportunities on offer.

Five Steps to Positive Wellbeing

Throughout the first lockdown, QM launched the #fivewaystopositivewellbeing initiative. This is part of a national strategy that is supported by many mental health charities. During an extremely difficult period, it provided Tutors with the structure and guidance to have discussions with their tutees around keeping themselves mentally healthy and strong during the lockdown.


Actively encouraging girls to think objectively, widen their general knowledge and become confident, balanced and informed members of the community.


QM is proud to be a Girls on Board School

We want to reduce any potential friendship issues by empowering girls with the skills to develop and maintain their own friendships. We encourage girls to settle their own disputes and be happy and confident in their own skin.

Girls on Board

Delicious Award-Winning Food

Girls enjoy well balanced, varied and, above all, delicious food that was recently named the ‘Best School Food in the UK’ in the Tatler Awards.


I've really enjoyed the PSHE 'drop down' days as we get to hear from different external speakers about a range of really interesting and relevant topics.

QM Girl

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