King’s College School places enormous value on the pastoral care of our children, creating a community of happy and caring students. Pastoral care is an intrinsic part of the whole school, and underpins all elements of King’s life. A key part of this is the building of resilience, helping children develop the skills to cope when faced with the challenges of life.
Form Tutors are the primary contact for pupils, supporting academic and pastoral well-being. Every child has daily contact with their Form Tutor, starting and ending each day with a form session, allowing Form Tutors to monitor pupil progress and to gain an excellent understanding of all pupils.
Each Year groups Tutor Team meets weekly with the Head of Pre-Prep, Head of Junior School, Head of Middle School, or Head of Year (who constitute the Senior Pastoral Team) to discuss each pupil, and report to the Deputy Heads on academic and pastoral issues.
In addition to the Form Tutor, all other staff at King’s are committed to supporting the pastoral ethos, including our School Listener. Weekly assemblies and PSHCE lessons reinforce the values of Kindness, Creativity, Strength and Community, whilst local and international community and charitable projects help build a sense of global citizenship. In their final year, our Year 8 pupils become ‘buddies’ to the younger year groups, developing skills in leadership and mentoring.
The surrounding roads provide the names for King’s Houses:
- West House
- Grange House
- Burrells House
- Queen’s House
The House system allows pupils to work together across the year groups, developing a further sense of community and team work, taking pride in the House successes.
In the Boarding House, the House Master oversees the wellbeing of the boarders, supported by the House Tutors and Matron. Boarders have access to an independent listener at all times.
Children perform at their best when they feel confident, safe and valued. Our aim is to provide such an environment, allowing children to have the very best school experience possible, and to be proud of all of their achievements.
For further information about our pastoral approach, please contact us.