Students who feel safe, happy and confident are the ones who will make the most progress academically, socially and personally.
By placing the pastoral care of our children at the heart of all that we do, Arnold Lodge creates an environment where our pupils are able to make outstanding academic progress in a space where they feel able to grow.
“The quality of pastoral care is outstanding, drawing strongly on the teachers’ excellent knowledge of the pupils and the high degree of trust evident in strong relationships between pupils and staff and amongst the pupils themselves.”
Independent Schools Inspectorate, 2016
We understand that each child is unique, possessing their own blend of abilities and needs.
The feedback in our most recent Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Report praised the quality of pastoral care as “outstanding”.
Sixth Form Mentors
Our Sixth Form Mentors and all Sixth Form Teachers build excellent pastoral relationships with the pupils in their form group and their parents, too.
As well as monitoring each pupil’s academic progress, Form Mentors and our Head of Sixth Form deal with any personal difficulties that emerge.
“We inspire individuals to blossom.”
A Family School
Pastoral care is not limited to a Form Tutor, of course. Every single member of staff is part of our pastoral care and with small class sizes (never exceeding 14), our teachers are able to continue to make certain that every single pupil in their class is happy, safe and learning to the best of their abilities.
This approach allows pupils to feel a sense of belonging at our school that gives them the security and self-confidence to thrive personally, socially and academically.