Student Support


See how the pastoral support network at St Cuthbert’s assists our girls in reaching their best.


School years are ones filled with learning and change. These are exciting times but ones that can sometimes be daunting to navigate for both girls and parents. The St Cuthbert’s pastoral support network offers a little extra reinforcement at the times it matters most.


Pastoral support is an important component of the College philosophy and it starts with those who interact with our girls on a daily basis, their Tutor Teachers and Deans. These key contacts, alongside parents, are best placed ensure students are happy in both their learning and friendships.


From their first day in Year 9 girls are placed in a vertical Tutor Class, which sees them paired with the same Tutor Teacher all the way through the Senior School. This system allows tutor teachers to identify any student issues as they arise, as they get to know girls and their families over a number of years.


Supporting teachers and Deans are the College Chaplain, guidance counsellors and staff in the Personalised Learning Centre.


Vertical tutor groups also allow students to interact with girls from all year levels in the Senior School. Year 9s can look to the older tutor group members for advice about classes, co-curricular activities and day-to-day College life, while Year 13s receive a chance to lead, impart their wisdom and mentor younger members of the group.


Throughout the College we encourage students to understand the importance of asking for help. All girls know that their issues, however big or small, are important to the College and that we will provide a positive, caring environment to address them.


We encourage parents to contact the College with any concerns they have about their daughter, our doors are always open and we are ready to listen.


For an overview of pastoral support throughout the entire College please download the brochure on the right.