Our Pastoral Organisation
  • We have a “horizontal” system of pastoral care, meaning that girls are arranged in forms within their year groups.  We believe this system allows us best to care for them and their needs at a particular age.
  • Our forms are all mixed ability.  In Year 7 girls are allocated to forms randomly, whilst ensuring that girls who come from any one school are distributed equally amongst the forms.
  • Thereafter form groups are usually reconstructed in Years 8, 10 & 12 so that we can ensure a mix of ability and interests and encourage girls to be on friendly terms with all their peers.
  • There are many opportunities for girls to mix with older and younger girls on school trips, in extracurricular activities and through our Sixth Form mentoring and mothering schemes.