The School Day
The school day starts with registration at 8.45am and ends at 4.00pm. Most girls travel to and from school using the extensive coach service run jointly with the Boys’ School next door. There is a late coach service to many areas at the end of after school activities.
The school canteen provides freshly cooked and nourishing meals which offer choice and include vegetarian options. Alternatively, girls may bring their own packed lunch. A food committee involving staff and girls meets regularly to discuss provision.
Habs is a school with a Christian tradition which welcomes the rich diversity of faiths within the community. Every day begins with either a whole school or Section assembly, or a House meeting, often led by the girls themselves. Once a week there are separate Faith assemblies: Christian; Hindu, Jain and Sikh; Humanist; Jewish; or Muslim. Girls can choose which one they attend. Holy Communion takes place twice a term. Roman Catholic Mass is celebrated each half term, either in the Girls’ or the Boys’ School. Girls may pray at lunchtime in a room set aside for them to do so.
Many charitable events are run by Houses throughout the year. This enhances the girls' awareness of the wider world as well as raising funds for charities small and large, at home and abroad.