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Pastoral Care

Fostering exceptional personal growth

All students, whether they are new to Streatham & Clapham High School or already a member of the school community, are valued and nurtured as individuals through an attentive and expert pastoral system. This enables students not only to optimise their academic success but also to foster their confidence, sense of well-being and overall personal growth.

All students are known personally by the Assistant Head Mistress (in charge of the Sixth Form) and her team of tutors, who operate an open-door policy, giving students ready access to them to discuss any aspect of their sixth-form life and aspirations. The Sixth-Form Administrator helps all students with day-to-day management of their busy school lives, in matters like examination arrangements. A dedicated Oxbridge and Competitive Universities Co-ordinator provides one-to-one and group support for applications to a large number of UK higher-education institutions.

All students are encouraged to widen their experiences and develop independently, both academically and personally. Working in smaller groups and studying in great depth, they can seize the opportunity to take the initiative and to offer their opinions and thoughts readily. They exercise much responsibility to their peers and the whole-school community, in turn developing leadership skills, self-discipline, and the enduring values and principles that will govern their future lives.

The Head Master’s Lecture Series, featuring distinguished men and women from all walks of life, also provides a valuable forum for students to develop an awareness of issues related to the arts and sciences, law, politics, citizenship, business, ethics, and many others. They also benefit from an attentive careers-education programme, which enables them to gain self-knowledge and an awareness of the great number of opportunities available to them beyond school.

Sixth-form leavers are thus exceptionally well equipped to make a difference to the world at large.  They are confident in taking complex and difficult decisions, and relish pursuing their own pathways with conviction and resolve.