School Life

Pastoral Care & Wellbeing

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 this makes our community stronger and richer. We strive for excellent pastoral care so that all of our children can flourish.

Parent Voice

“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.” St Edmund’s parent

Senior pastoral care peer listening

All pupils benefit from membership of four houses and we ensure that day pupils and boarders are equally mixed within them, enabling strong bonds to be formed. Housemasters, their deputies and the tutor teams are responsible for the pastoral, academic, social and personal welfare of the pupils in their care. We ensure that tutor groups remains small, in order to maximise the access of pupils to their tutor.

Boarding general

The pastoral team comprises the Deputy Head Pastoral, Director of Safeguarding, 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 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 (PSHEE) programme as part of the curriculum.

Parent Voice

“We had heard many times that pastoral care at St Edmund’s is superlative, but with such great academic, sporting, artistic and music faculties to attract us, this had not been a foremost reason for choosing the school. However, when my daughter and our family truly needed it, we were supported in a way that far exceeded our expectations.” St Edmund’s parent