24/7 Pastoral Support
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 have the double pastoral support of also being members of our ‘day houses’, in which they mix with our local students.
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.
Mrs Amanda Goddard
Director of Boarding and House Parent