Day pupils are fully involved in the whole life of the school.
Pupils, parents and staff wax lyrical about the community spirit. With every individual valued, and every achievement recognised, Worth feels like one big family. Tatler Schools Guide
There are five senior day houses, and Austin House is a co-educational house for pupils in Years 7 to 8 (ages 11-13). Each house is situated in its own accommodation which includes both social and private study spaces, as well as kitchen facilities, for the pupils.
Each Day House is under the leadership of a Housemaster or Housemistress who, supported by their deputy, has overall responsibility for the pupils’ pastoral care and welfare. In addition, every pupil is assigned a personal tutor with whom they meet at least five times a week, and very often more than this, to review and support their academic progress, and every House also has a Chaplain, and a matron who manages the domestic affairs of the House and who also provides further invaluable pastoral support.
Day pupils are fully engaged in the life of Worth School, including all activities on offer for boarders in the evening and at the weekend if they wish, and around half the boys and girls at Worth are day pupils. Saturday academic lessons will be removed from the timetable for all pupils in all age groups from September 2022. The new timetable is designed to offer day pupils more flexibility – for example, to commit to their out-of-school interests and activities on Saturday mornings instead of coming into School if they so wish. Saturday morning will nevertheless continue to be a busy and enriching part of the school week: there will be an exciting and choice-filled programme of activities, games, masterclasses and extra revision, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and opportunities for service in the community, and compulsory sports fixtures against other schools will continue on Saturday afternoons.
Most day pupils live within one hour of the School and Worth has a fleet of minibuses to pick up and drop pupils from set locations from London and around the South East – click here to see transport routes.