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Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

As well as a thriving reputation for academic excellence and fantastic teaching, we pride ourselves
on unequalled levels of pastoral care.

House system
Campion has five houses: Griffin, Pegasus, Phoenix, Unicorn and Centaur, which are organised into mixed-age tutor groups. Each house is managed by a learning leader who, through a buddy system, encourages older pupils to serve as role models to our new pupils. Older pupils act as mentors to new pupils, smoothing the transition from primary to secondary school. Tutors and House Learning Leaders play key roles in nurturing and encouraging all of our pupils.

We aim to make the move from primary to secondary as seamless as possible. As well as the house system we have a team of staff dedicated to ensuring your child will quickly settle at the school. We run a renowned Primary Liaison programme where children from Years 5 and 6 at our feeder primary schools experience taster lessons such as Science and Technology here at Campion, as well as working with visiting teachers in their own primary schools. Our dedicated Primary Partnership Co-ordinator, who works at our feeder primary schools in Dance and Drama, prepares the primary pupils to perform Shakespeare and street-dance here in Campion’s school hall. These activities encourage primary-aged children to gain an insight into our friendly and inspiring community.

Pupil voice
We make sure our pupils are heard, making use of regular Pupil surveys and we have developed a successful Pupil Council, which not only represents the school at functions and events, but also advises on matters concerning the Pupil body. Older pupils can apply to be one of our Pupil Leaders and act as role models for younger pupils. Our Head Boy and Head Girl are chosen from this group of Pupil leaders.

We employ a specialist, fully-qualified counsellor to be on hand three days a week for pupils who may need this extra specialised support. We have an effective partnership with St Mary’s Church and their youth project. We provide professional advice through our Careers Advisor, who will address all aspects of life after leaving school, arranging help with University applications and staging practice interviews. This support, twinned with our excellent links to local and national businesses and institutions, ensures that our pupils are more than prepared for life after Campion.