A friendly and caring community
Outstanding pastoral care is at the heart of the King’s School: we know that all our pupils have enormous potential and our staff are committed to providing an environment in which every single pupil will flourish.
The priority at King’s is that children should be happy at school. Furthermore, respect for each other and good manners set the tone for good behaviour. We are unashamed about expecting the highest standards in academic work and behaviour, but our friendly approach and focus on each individual’s well-being mean that pupils learn in a calm and supportive atmosphere.
There is a strong sense of community, aided by our Prefect system, House system and peer support networks. These also help children to develop confidence and give them responsibility. Pupil voice is encouraged through our School Council and we also have the expertise of a team of school nurses.
Small classes and strong relationships
We know that young people only have one chance at education. Within each Division is a well-structured pastoral team. A pupil’s class or form tutor is central to her or his wellbeing and small classes allow strong relationships between pupils and tutors.
Each year group has a Head of Section or Head of Year, who is an expert in pastoral care and takes an overview of pupils’ academic and pastoral welfare. The size of year groups is such that no pupil can go unnoticed or ‘slip under the radar’.
We are very proud of our bespoke tracking systems and good communication with parents. The Vice-Principals and Principals also have responsibility for pupil welfare and pastoral matters.