“Happiness is letting go of what it isn’t and accepting it as it is”

Audrey Hepburn

The outstanding level of pastoral care offered at St. Ed’s puts the pupil at the very heart of every decision taken. We recognise that every child is unique with individual needs, potential, circumstances, feelings and expectations. St. Ed’s promotes a powerful and strong sense of community with pupils of all ages integrating with one another enabling older pupils the opportunity of sharing their experiences as well as helping and supporting the younger pupils.

Pastoral Care in our Senior School is overseen by the Deputy Head, Senior Pastoral. However, on a day to day basis, the Form Takers and Tutors – and parents – are the first port of call. Relationships between our pupils and staff are warm and open; Staff instil in every young person the mantra that by encouraging positivity and commitment, they can believe that everything is possible if you give it a go and work hard. St. Ed’s provides a community which is caring and one where everybody feels comfortable and safe.

During our recent ISI Inspection Report the inspectors commented “Pastoral care at St. Edmund’s is approached in a positive way reinforcing the school’s philosophy, ethos and core values. Relationships amongst pupils, and between pupils and staff, are excellent with high levels of respect, understanding and regard for eachother”.