A central principle underlying the pastoral system is that our boys are most likely to be successful academically if they feel secure within their school environment. To this end, King’s gives great weight to the importance of effective induction and on-going guidance for each student in our care.
At King’s pastoral care is a particular strength. Our teachers and support staff are friendly, approachable and spend time getting to know the pupils in their care.
All our boys belong to one of six houses: Newton, Burleigh, More, Foxe, School or Curteis. In their House students will participate in a variety of sporting and cultural activities helping to develop a sense of team spirit and make new friends. All boys have a Form Tutor who performs the main pastoral role, ensuring that they are happy and settled in the early stages and encouraging them to develop good work habits and become increasingly more involved in school life. Students can also receive support from Heads of Year.
As boys move into the Sixth Form, they learn to take more responsibility for their own actions, however they remain in the pastoral care of a tutor supported by a Head of Sixth Form and two assistants.
In addition to the pastoral support provided by Form Tutors and Heads of Year we employ 2 School Counsellors. Students and parents can make an appointment with a School Counsellor by contacting the relevant Head of Year.