Pastoral Care

At St Edmund’s, great emphasis is placed upon the importance of supporting young people and of recognising the individual. We understand that our pupils come to us with different experiences and aspirations, and we feel that it is this difference that makes our community altogether stronger and richer.

All pupils benefit from membership of four Houses and we ensure that day pupils and boarders are equally mixed within the Houses. Housemasters, their Deputies and the tutor teams are responsible for the pastoral, academic, social and personal welfare of the boys and girls in their care. We ensure that the membership of tutor groups remains small, in order to maximise the personal access which pupils have to their tutor.


The pastoral team comprises the Deputy Head Pastoral, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Chaplain, Director of Boarding, Housemasters, Deputy Housemasters, Tutors, Resident Boarding Staff, Director of Wellbeing, Matrons, Medical Centre Staff and Counsellor. These individuals work closely with pupils and parents and understand that they are trusted to offer good, salient advice. We are confident that our pupils feel able to approach any one of these adults should they want to discuss issues which are causing them difficulty.

The school offers a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education programme as part of its curriculum.

“The school staff are always so lovely to both of our children and always go over and above what is expected of them, and it is without a doubt, the reason why they absolutely love their school.” A St Edmund’s parent