Pastoral Care

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A pupil’s happiness and wellbeing is of paramount importance.

We believe that a happy, resilient and confident child will make excellent progress in all aspects of their daily lives. A strong partnership with parents, based on clear two-way communication, will provide the best learning environment for all pupils and ensure that they feel safe, listened to and cared for.

At the Hampshire School Chelsea, Pastoral care is organised through the three Sections of the School: EYFS (Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception) Pre-Prep (Years 1-4) and Prep (Years 5-8).  Each has its own Head of Section who oversees the pastoral care, working with a dedicated team of teachers and teaching assistants. Overseeing each section is the Head of Pastoral Care.

Every pupil in the School has a Form Tutor from EYFS to Year 8.  The Form Tutor, who will change as the pupil progresses through the EYFS, Pre-Prep and Prep sections of the school, works under the Head of the relevant section. The Form Tutor is the first point of contact with regard to a pupil’s pastoral care.

Parents’ Evenings are held twice a year and include an emphasis on pastoral as well as academic information. We encourage parents to talk to teachers on a regular basis to support us in monitoring each pupil’s wellbeing. The end of the day dismissal provides a daily opportunity to do so.

On entry to the school, every pupil joins a House, which is overseen by a Head of House, a key pastoral figure at the Hampshire School Chelsea.  This provides further care and a community where older pupils support the younger pupils.

As well as the taught curriculum, assemblies and The PSHE curriculum provide plenty of opportunity for pupils to consider themselves as part of our school community but also as individuals. We promote a sound understanding of British values as well as our school’s core values: resilience, respect, responsibility, community and excellence which we believe supports our pupils in developing the key life skills required for success and happiness in today’s world.

Our role is to help children navigate the difficult times they will inevitably encounter as they grow and develop.  We convey to all our pupils that in life we all make mistakes but learning from them matters most. Therefore, supporting children in developing the self-awareness and self-discipline that allows them to recognise positive behaviour and moderate misbehaviour independently is key.


The Hampshire School Chelsea

15 Manresa Road, Chelsea
London, SW3 6NB

Tel: +44[0] 207 352 7077