Pastoral care at Dauntsey’s is about striking a balance between care and personal development. We are here to help each individual to find out more about themselves, to enjoy success beyond the classroom, make lasting friendships and of course experience inevitable failures in a safe and supportive environment.
At the heart of our community is the House system, which creates a feeling of belonging and collective responsibility. However, our network of care and support reaches every corner of the School; from the teaching staff to the nurses and counsellors, the chaplain to the domestic staff, there is an abundance of staff making sure that the mental, physical and spiritual needs of all pupils are met.
If talking to a fellow pupil feels a more comfortable option, we offer our Listening Service which was developed by a group of Upper School pupils who wanted to receive training so that they could be a first point of contact for other pupils to talk through any problems or worries.
The pupils have a well-developed understanding of the importance of mental health and balance in life, topics which are frequently addressed through the school's complementary curriculum.
Independent schools inspectorate (isi) Report, September 2018
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Our 300 boarders are at the heart of our school community and are joined each morning by over 500 day pupils. The house system gives pupils a secure source of support and guidance in every aspect of life, as well as the chance to get together and have fun.