Pastoral care


Bromsgrove Preparatory School puts a child’s happiness and safety above all else. A caring system sees each pupil allocated a member of the teaching staff as their tutor. The tutor team in each year report to a Head of Year who in turn reports to the Pastoral Deputy.

However, systems are secondary to individuals. Pupils are encouraged to air views and feelings, and to raise matters that concern them. Parents should feel involved at every stage of a child’s development, and Bromsgrove prides itself on levels of care and guidance, as well as the links it fosters with parents and guardians.

Smiles are the norm at Bromsgrove Preparatory School. We recognise the fragility of children and respect their needs. The ethos is crucial. Putting others before oneself is key. We insist pupils are self-disciplined and courteous, treating each other with respect and compassion. Expectations are sky high; standards and values are thus maintained.
Founded as a boarding school, Bromsgrove Preparatory School offers its many day pupils the same range of opportunities as their friends who live on site in term time.

Essentially, the breadth of education in all areas reflects the boarding school ethos. The aspiration is that for boarders, the boarding house is a home from home. Resident Houseparents are members of the teaching staff, and they are assisted by housemothers (who oversee the domestic arrangements) and non-resident house tutors. Boarding should be a joy, a confidence builder and a voyage of discovery. Occasional boarding is possible; we are flexible if boarders wish to go home on a Saturday night (most do not), and Sunday programmes are hugely varied.

And day pupils get all the benefits – except the bed of course. It is not simply the excellent teacher/pupil ratio one expects in a first class boarding school. There is so much more. A team of dedicated nurses under control of the School Doctor provides on site medical care in the School’s Health Centre; high quality varied food from chefs preparing three good meals a day (not a reheated import) is standard; and there are staff on hand twenty four hours a day, seven days per week


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