The wellbeing and happiness of pupils is of paramount importance at Quinton House. Pastoral care is regarded as an essential part of the school’s ethos and we pride ourselves in providing a warm, family atmosphere with high moral values. Children succeed best when they feel happy, secure and supported, and pupils are encouraged to fulfil their potential through an education that provides opportunity to develop self-confidence, integrity and responsibility.
We are small enough to know every child and to be able to offer an individualised approach to their learning, yet large enough to offer a broad curriculum and an extensive range of extra-curricular enrichment opportunities.
Pupils are welcomed into the school community, valued as individuals and encouraged to develop their own talents. Achievements are recognised, shared and celebrated through regular assemblies.
All pupils and staff are attached to a ‘house’ and are supported by the tutor system. Tutors will form a personal bond with each tutee and encourage their wider interests and participation in extra-curricular activities and the cultural and sporting life of the school. Each pupil’s academic progress, effort and social wellbeing are monitored closely and our high standards dictate a swift response to any concerns through our caring partnership between pupils, parents and staff. Parents are warmly encouraged to support their children by attending sports fixtures, musical recitals and drama productions.
Quinton House has a sensitive and carefully directed programme of PSHE which takes into account the increasing pressures on young adults, ensuring our pupils are well rounded, confident and compassionate individuals who are well equipped to deal with our competitive and challenging world.
We take great pride in our pastoral provision and the disciplinary structures that support it; the two must be mutually supportive and lie at the heart of the education we provide. It is a total commitment to pastoral education in its fullest sense that we believe makes Quinton House a nurturing school.
If you have any queries around pastoral care, please contact Lucy Pates, Head of Pastoral Care.