Pastoral Care

Being a small school, students and staff have the opportunity to get to know each other really well. Visitors often remark on the unique atmosphere they encounter at Padworth and the relaxed, informal relationships they witness between staff and students.

Each student is treated as an individual and their motivation and well-being is the top priority for our team who are always ready to offer advice and support. We place great importance on caring for our students and supporting them in all aspects of their lives at the College. Our aim is to create a happy and secure environment with an atmosphere which is relaxed and yet purposeful, where the needs of the individual are recognised and respected.

Students come to Padworth from the UK and around the world and there is a strong expectation that they are here both to achieve their academic potential and to develop into confident, responsible and independent young adults by the time they move on to university.

Medical care is available through the boarding team and there is a medical room on site. All boarding students are registered with the GP at the local surgery. A member of the boarding team will make appointments for students where appropriate and accompany them.

The school has an Independent Person who is available to any student who feels that they need to talk to an impartial advisor who is not employed by the school. Their contact details are published on the school noticeboards and are available through the Designated Safeguarding Lead and the College Office.