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 Bishopstrow and the relaxed, informal relationships they witness between staff and students.

The safety and well-being of students is of paramount importance and our trained residential boarding staff ensure the welfare of students from arrival at the airport to their final departure.  We maintain a high ratio of boarding staff to students, thereby ensuring a high level of supervision of students outside the classroom during the school week and throughout weekends.

Fully-qualified staff are always available to discuss personal and health matters.  All boarding staff have first aid training and there is a medical room on site.  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, in the unlikely event that medical treatment is required.

All students at the College are required to have a UK-based guardian.  The guardian must be an adult over the age of 25 and can be a family friend or family member.  If a student’s parents do not know a suitable person to nominate as a guardian, The College will be able to provide details of professional guardianship organisations formally inspected ad accredited by AEGIS (the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students).