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Pastoral

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  • “The happiness and welfare of our pupils is the driving force of our school community.”
Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

As a Woodard School, pastoral care is at the heart of everything we do here at King’s, and our ISI Inspections consistently award us the highest accolades possible for our level of pastoral care.

We are committed to ensuring that every one of our pupils is known and valued as an individual and that the structures of support are close and effective. As a result, each pupil has a tutor who will support them in their whole school life, not just their academic studies.

Tutors are experienced at putting together individual plans to ensure each pupil is happy and thriving as well as achieving.

Support & Guidance

Support & Guidance


Pastoral care is a responsibility of all staff; additionally we have a number of dedicated pastoral staff for pupils, and indeed parents, to call on:

  • One of our three Deputy Heads is specifically responsible for all elements of pastoral care
  • There is a School Counsellor for pupils who want help working through any issues
  • Our School Chaplain supports our pupils in their spirituality and is available for advice and counselling for those who want it
  • Houseparents and their deputies have regular pastoral and safeguarding training and are on hand to keep a close eye on the social and personal development of all children and young people in their care


  • “Pupils have a well-developed moral compass, they instinctively distinguish right from wrong and show their respect for rules and laws by valuing and supporting the school rules.”
    - ISI Inspection Report 2018
  • “Pupils’ sense of the non-material aspects of life is strengthened by the wide range of work they do to support charities, giving to people or communities less fortunate than themselves.”
    - ISI Inspection Report 2018

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King’s College makes a limited number of awards to candidates who are about to enter the School in Year 9 (13+) or into the Sixth Form (16+). These awards recognise excellence and potential in a range of areas of importance to the School. All awards are made on the basis of open competition. All awards carry clear expectations of involvement and achievement and all are subject to annual review.

Our scholarships include: Academic; Music; Sport; Art; Drama & Performing Arts; and Design Technology.

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