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Pastoral care

Carfax has a reputation for providing exceptional personalized care that extends far beyond the academic sphere. For pupils to succeed, they need to be able to rely on the right balance and structure in every aspect of their lives. The college works hard to ensure that each individual pupil is kept busy but also, crucially, happy.

This is a small community with a family atmosphere. Pupils are supported closely by the whole team, from their subject tutors to the office staff, and of course their peers. More formal support is provided by a designated Personal Tutor.

Pupils meet with their Personal Tutor once a week. These meetings are used to discuss the pupil’s progress and to address any issues that arise along the way. Pupils can arrange to see their Personal Tutor at any time and are encouraged to raise any concerns they might have. Personal Tutors ensure that a coordinated approach is taken towards maintaining not only the academic performance, but also the general well-being of their pupils.

“Pastoral support for pupils is a particular strength of the school. Pupils enjoy the cordial relationships which exist between staff and pupils and amongst pupils and find the close guidance of their personal tutors particularly reassuring.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate Report, 2012