Every child should approach teenage years with confidence and a continuing sense of fun and involvement in school life.
The Senior School is fully co-educational with a good balance of male and female staff. All pupils are members of a form. The Form Tutor is responsible for the academic and pastoral needs of the children, deals with all aspects of administration and sets the standards of the form. The tutor will arrange individual tutorials with the pupils at least twice a term to discuss individual progress. The tutor/pupil relationship is very important; behaviour guidelines and expectations are clear but the approach is relaxed and informal and relationships between the pupils and staff are excellent.
The Senior School girls meet regularly with the Head of Girls' Pastoral Care to discuss issues or concerns, which might be of interest to the group. This supplements the individual support available through the tutor system. The girls are also given a 'study buddy' whom they can use to ask questions and to help sort out any minor issues.
Pupils in Year 8 might become House or School prefects. They also have various roles and responsibilities within the Senior School and help to promote the ethos and character of the school.
Effort & good behaviour is encouraged, supported and rewarded in the Senior School with a system of house points, commendations and credits. In line with encouraging the children to accept greater responsibility, sanctions are also given in the Senior School.