The school day starts with registration at 8.45am and ends at 4.00pm. Most pupils 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, pupils may bring their own packed lunch. A food committee involving staff and pupils 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. Students 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. Students 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 pupils’ awareness of the wider world as well as raising funds for charities small and large, at home and abroad.
Clubs are open to students in all years but some are necessarily targeted at specific year groups. Many music and sporting activities and clubs are recreational as well as elite/competitive.
Students’ paintings, sculptures and design installations are displayed around the school.
Visit our School Life section of the website to read essential information about the school's Term Dates, Lunch Menus and the Coach Service. You can also find details of our Co-Curricular Activities, Individual Educational Needs and Pastoral Care / Wellbeing.