Pastoral Care

Abbot’s Hill is proud of its reputation for exceptional standards of pastoral care. Throughout the school positive relationships and a strong sense of community underpin the outstanding academic and personal development of our pupils. It is impossible to be anonymous at Abbot’s Hill; the sense of being part of an extended family is frequently commented on by pupils, parents and staff alike. Pupils and staff treat each other with respect and value each other as individuals.

Every child and member of staff is a member of Clan (House) developing a sense of belonging which facilitates encouragement, support, interaction and friendly rivalry across the age range. Clan points, acknowledged and celebrated in assemblies, are awarded for excellent work and contributions and the various Clan competitions provide a host of diverse opportunities for everyone to participate and shine.

Form Teachers in the Prep School and Tutors, together with Year Heads, in the Senior School are the cornerstone of pastoral care, although our pupils are known by the whole community ensuring that they feel a sense of continuous support.

A wide range of nutritious food, home cooked by our in-house Catering Team is provided for pupils; an optional Breakfast Club is available whilst all pupils have a choice of mid-morning snacks and a varied lunch menu suited to the needs and tastes of all pupils.

Our Surgery, located in the Main House and staffed by a fully qualified School Nurse, provides medical care to Prep and Senior pupils who may be unwell during the school day, and also provides first aid for minor injuries.

In this nurturing atmosphere pupils thrive, finding and developing their own unique talents. They grow naturally in confidence, are happy to embrace new challenges and eagerly take on increasing responsibilities. They leave Abbot’s Hill extremely well prepared for the next stage of their education, with self-awareness, intellectual curiosity, resilience and compassion – attributes essential for success and fulfilment in their future lives.

“I am truly grateful for the help my daughter receives. The growth in her self-esteem and confidence is testament to a very unique and special school environment.” – Abbot’s Hill School parent