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Pastoral care

Our girls do better because they feel better. We are proud to be known for the exceptionally high standard of our pastoral care, and to have happy, friendly students who genuinely want each other to succeed.

All our girls are respected, recognised for who they are and guided to find a place of belonging within our strong school community.

Small enough to know and celebrate every girl

Small class sizes

We have forms of around 20 students and there are usually three forms in each year group, meaning that we are small enough for every teacher to know and celebrate every girl. Form tutors are supported by a Head of Year, a medical manager and our in-house school counsellor, all led and coordinated by our specialist Director of Pastoral Care. We know and understand the importance of the teenage years and we are here every step of the way to help girls flourish and grow.

Thriving house system

House system

Our thriving and well-established house system empowers students to mix and socialise with girls from right across the age range. House activities are an important part of everyday school life and we encourage healthy competition in events such as debating, drama, chess, swimming, music, baking, netball and hockey.

Building emotional resilience

Personal and Social Responsibility

Each week, pupils in Years 7 to 10 have lessons in Personal and Social Responsibility led by a specialist teacher, covering areas such as mental wellbeing, identity, justice, sexual health, money management and alcohol awareness. This unique subject is highly popular with students and is coupled with our Positive Schools Programme to build girls’ emotional literacy and resilience.

The girls smile and laugh. That warmth is something you want to be around. It is happiness and security.

Year 8 parent