Above all else, the wellbeing of our students is paramount and at Saint Kentigern College, you can expect the very best care for your child.

Pastoral Care in our Middle School and Senior School is based around our Tutor Groups.

These groups are single gender and meet once every day and twice two days a week. On another day they go to Chapel as a group. There is an average of 14 students per group except in Years 7 and 8 where the Tutor is the class teacher with an average class size of 21.

The students have the same tutor from Years 9 to 13 so each student has a ‘significant adult’ in their school life who gets to know them extremely well over the five years.

In the two half-hour slots each week, they discuss issues regarding their academic progress, co-curricular and service activities, time management and wellbeing issues relevant to teenagers. 


For us it is all about relationships. Every teacher at the College is a Tutor and as such they form a strong relationship with their tutor group and also their parents whether that be by email, text, phone or in person.

In both the Senior School and Middle School we talk about being a family within a family. Our smallest family is the tutor group. Every tutor group belongs to one of four Houses.  Each House family has two adult Heads of House, one in the Middle School and one in the Senior School. These teachers have proven themselves as outstanding Tutors with a real passion for the pastoral care of our students. Chapels are held in House Groups once a week as well as once a term at 7pm on a Sunday.

The next family each student belongs to is either the Middle School or Senior School. Each School meets together once a week for an Assembly to celebrate achievements and for the Heads of each School and students to give clear messages, reports and news relevant to each age group.

The largest family each student belongs to is the College. We have a full College Assembly every Friday to commend students, teams and groups and promote upcoming events.

Our Pastoral Care Team includes our Heads of Schools, Heads of House, Head of International Students, Guidance Counsellors, Chaplain, Nurse, Head of Student Services (Careers), Head of Student Academic Development and Head of Boarding.

All these people are given generous time allocations to ensure our pastoral care of our students is the best on offer.


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