Pastoral Care

Caring & Nurturing

We care about all of our pupils. We offer them the support that they need to be happy and successful individuals.  We care about their wellbeing.  Our small class sizes mean that we really get to know your child.  As you walk around the School you will notice our strong sense of community.

The School is large enough to offer a wide range of subjects and activities yet small enough to enable each pupil to be known and cared for individually.  The Form Tutors are the backbone of the pastoral system, offering support, encouragement and a listening ear.  There is an extensive network of additional care provided by the Section (House) leaders, PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) lessons, the Matrons, the Deputy Head Pastoral, the Office staff and other children.  The Headmaster and Head of Pre-Prep chair the four School Councils which give the pupils a chance to discuss any ideas for improvement.

St Andrew's welcomes pupils of all faiths and there are regular services in the Chapel.

When your child starts at St Andrew’s, they will be placed in one of our four Sections.  Pupils have regular Section meetings and compete against each other in a variety of competition throughout the year, in order to win the coveted Fleming Cup.  Each Section is associated with a different colour and an animal.


ISI Report 2017 “Pupils' moral development is outstanding; pupils are extremely well-behaved, friendly and courteous … Pupils show kindness and considerable respect for each other.”
Parent “St Andrew's has a warm and friendly nurturing environment with excellent values and ethics and high expectations of pupils.”
Parent “You really have created a happy family school community.”