King Edward’s pastoral care is rightly fêted as a major strength of the School. Our aim is to enable each individual’s human flourishing and development of their full potential. So pastoral care is both a support network and the aspect of education that allows us to become and develop the people we can be.
In another context, the School’s spiritual life (as expressed in our motto “A place to lodge Christ in”) gives pupils a sense of fundamental values that helps them to orientate themselves within that framework.
Every member of the school community plays a role in creating a supportive, exciting and enjoyable place of learning and personal development at King Edward’s. Like many traditional schools, our seven Houses are the heart of the community, a home from home for both day pupils and boarders. The School’s pastoral life is led by the Deputy Head who supports a diverse, experienced team comprising House staff, Chaplain, counsellors, nurses and visiting GPs.
King Edward’s is delighted to welcome Vanessa Edworthy as our new School Counsellor. Vanessa brings a wealth of relevant experience to the School, from previous similar roles at Alton College (as Lead Counsellor) and Frensham Heights, and as an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). From a very strong field,...