Pastoral Support and Wellbeing
We are here in "loco parentis": that is, in the place of parents, and look after the boarders at all times outside the school day; to help and advise, and take care of the safety and welfare of the students.
Boarders here benefit from a dual pastoral support system, where they are also members of our ‘day houses’, in which they are part of our local student community.
With the recent appointment of our new Head of Wellbeing, we have further enhanced our individualised support for our pupils, enabling them to thrive and embrace all the available opportunities as well as face the pressures of the 21st century.
We value very much the different insights that individuals coming from other countries bring to our school and are committed to the sharing of these insights, and to a genuine cultural exchange for the benefit of all our pupils. The resulting mix is usually very stimulating intellectually and with close friendships formed across cultural and language barriers.
Boarding at Chigwell is therefore a mature community where independence and personal responsibility are valued and encouraged in all students, so that by the time they leave us they are prepared for the adult world of university and beyond.