Our pastoral system, rated ‘outstanding’ by our most recent Ofsted inspection, works alongside the House structure and the Liturgical year.
Each year group under the care of a pastoral leader and deputy, is divided into forms, F, R, C, H, S, B, corresponding to the names of the Houses and each with a different coloured tie. Forms meet twice daily for registration as well as a tutorial lesson once a week, offering a wide ranging PSHE programme. External input comes in the form of visiting speakers and drama productions with a social theme. There is also a weekly assembly for the whole year group which incorporates the liturgical calendar.
The pastoral leaders of Year 7 and the Sixth Form remain in place while typically, those of Years 8 to 11 take their students through the school, thus ensuring stability and continuity.
During Lent, forms devise all manner of fund raising activities to support various charities. Learning Ambassadors and elected representatives attend regular meetings of the School Council where their views on aspects of school life can be aired and their suggestions for improvement noted and acted upon in a democratic manner.