Pastoral Care

Butleigh girls painting in house

The care of each individual student is central to the philosophy of pastoral care at Millfield. Small tutor groups provide an environment for all students to meet others, seek the guidance and support of their tutor and also experience the Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education programme (PSHEE). Each tutor group is attached by a house, and all students can access the Housemaster or Housemistress (one in each boarding house) and Assistant Housemaster or Housemistress.

In boarding houses staff seek to make the environment a homely place with a family atmosphere. All houses have matrons who spend most of the day in the house, supervising and supporting pupils and staff.

Outside the house units, students may seek guidance from the Spiritual Director, Medical Centre staff, school Counsellors, the safeguarding team and Assistant Head (Pastoral). Removed from the disciplinary structure, these staff are able to speak with students who might be experiencing difficulty at whatever level and discuss the matter in a safe environment.

Students together on campus socialising

We put pastoral care at the very heart of our school with an approach that involves all staff

Kait Weston - Head of Pastoral