Pastoral Care

We have a very strong support structure for pastoral care. Our small size allows us to respond quickly to individual needs. Under the Headmistress and Deputy Headmistress, each girl has a class teacher who looks after her day to day care. Contact with parents is welcomed and encouraged.

“Provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. Throughout the school, their development is underpinned by an ethos strongly centred on promoting moral values and a lifelong enjoyment of learning.

Pupils’ excellent spiritual and moral development is reflected in their outstanding behaviour, thoughtful outlook and courage to challenge inequalities.”

From Lower I girls are put into houses: Swifts or Swallows which they keep until they move up to Transition. In Transition they join the Middle and Upper school houses of Eagles and Falcons.

The girls are encouraged to develop an allegiance to their house which is demonstrated through the acquisition of house points awarded for good work, courteous behaviour and on the sports field. Our inter-house netball and rugby tournaments and annual sports day promote a healthy sense of both competition and camaraderie.

In their final year, with their growing maturity, the girls take on more responsibility. They are appointed as school officers and, as such, give help and support to teachers and younger girls alike. We believe that this relationship provides valuable life skills for all the children.