Pastoral

Pupils are encouraged to develop a positive self-image and mutual respect in an environment where they feel confident, cared for and have the freedom to enjoy learning.

The children become part of a community where they are valued as individuals and meet friendly, caring staff and peers. Pupils have a form tutor who looks after their welfare and progress on a daily basis. All pupils follow a course of Personal, Social and Health Education which prepares them to be confident citizens for the future, able to think independently and to make balanced and informed decisions.

Health & Wellbeing

There is a qualified nurse in daily attendance who is in charge of all health matters.

Strong links are developed between all teaching and non-teaching staff, medical practitioners and clergy, providing a strong support system for our pupils. All children have lunch at school and are served wholesome, healthy meals that are cooked on the premises. Special diets are catered for and a vegetarian menu is available. There is also a breakfast club and after school care.

Section system

Children are placed into one of three sections – Bulldogs, Terriers or Greyhounds – at the start of Year 3. This system is an integral part of life at the school. Children earn stars for their section and competition is keen in order to achieve the termly ‘Section Treat’. Recent treats have included ten pin bowling, a summer barbeque and a trip to a local theme park. Children feel a sense of belonging and community in their sections, and there is a great camaraderie from the pupils when cheering on their peers during inter-section games and sports matches.

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