Pupils are encouraged to understand the importance of honesty, integrity, generosity and courage in all that they do and, to this end, the school has high standards of good manners and behaviour. This is set within the context of pastoral care of the highest order based on the house system involving a Head of House, a tutor and a form teacher. The school’s two chaplains, Head of Sixth Form, Head of Sixth Form Girls, Head of Middle School and school counsellor also play their part, overseen by the head of the pastoral system, the Deputy Head (Pastoral).
Your son or daughter’s tutor will be the first point of contact and it is he or she who will discuss with you your child’s development, commitments and achievements as each term unfolds. Because the tutor typically stays with the pupil for all five years, and will usually
take on responsibility for brothers and sisters as they join the school in their turn, tutors often become family friends, providing a level of care that is extremely unusual even in the best schools.
We have a very well resourced learning enrichment centre which offers help to any pupil who needs support with their academic development.