• By the time they leave school, pupils are confident young women with a strong sense of self-worth and great respect for others.
    ISI Inspection Report 2013

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care in the Junior School is central to everything. A girl will only learn if she is happy in her surroundings.

Every member of staff has a pastoral role with the pupils he or she teaches. This includes support, encouragement, praise, an awareness of emotional needs, maintenance of good discipline and an expectation that all pupils will uphold the Junior School Code of Behaviour, which is reviewed annually by all pupils through the School Council.

Each year, girls elect their form representatives to the Melbourne House School Council. They join the Head Girls of Melbourne House and staff representatives to discuss issues raised by each form. These may be to do with lunches, playground activities, uniform or discussions as to how they think the School and its environment could be improved.

The girls and Council have decided a set of values which we believe are central to the School’s ethos.  These are: Co-operation, Creativity, Determination, Honesty, Loyalty, Consideration and Courage.

All girls are members of one of the four school houses and as well as competitions, the girls can gain merits which count towards individual awards and the awarding of the House Cup each half-term.

Year 6 pupils take on roles of responsibility as Head Girls, House Captains and Prefects and many students from the Sixth Form have close links with the Junior girls, providing strong role models.