Clifton High School is renowned for the high levels of pastoral care our staff community affords the Sixth Form student population.
Our comprehensive pastoral system is student-centric with a collaborative approach that tailors support and guidance towards the needs of each individual.
Once a student enters our Sixth Form environment, we encourage them to take ownership over their learning and whilst this is a new and more independent path that is actively encouraged, it neither withdraws attention from nor disregards the importance we place upon the pastoral care and support they receive.
The outstanding team of Clifton High School empathetic tutors who work alongside Miss Katherine Rich, Head of Sixth Form and Ms Lucy Horton, Deputy Head of Sixth Form, are experienced in understanding that these final years in a student’s education can be both emotionally and academically challenging. Our established wellbeing-focused support mechanisms are structured to ensure all Sixth Form staff members meet their dedicated students and their respective families regularly to truly acquaint themselves as they monitor progress, oversee pastoral matters and encourage a sense self awareness. This reliable tutor system is also efficient in corroborating academic mentoring, encouraging co-curricular activies, growing interests and recognising talents to offer extreme value to a child’s School experience.
The additional pastoral support offered by our dedicated A level subject teachers can help more specifically with concerns that may arise surrounding areas of studies and subjects. The consistent three-way partnership and communication channels formed between student, families and School is upheld throughout designated sessions being the first point of contact for any student or parent who may require guidance.
As students navigate life after Clifton High School, our doors remain firmly open. All past pupils become enrolled as a Rosarian, our alumni body for which they are warmly welcomed back to reach out for guidance, or indeed to offer their own experience and guidance to the current student population as well as return for events and celebrations.