Pastoral care & Boarding
At The Purcell School we strive to prepare our students for life in a modern society. The education we provide extends far beyond the classroom, and our young people grow in all aspects of their lives.
As a boarding school, the pastoral education and care of our pupils is particularly important, but the support we provide is equally available to all our day pupils.
Houseparents have a key role in the pastoral life of The Purcell School. The houseparents live in the houses with their own families, and they and the other resident staff make it a priority to get to know the pupils as individuals. They are always available to advise and support their pupils, whether in a musical, academic or a personal context.
We have a dedicated school nurse, Mrs Austin, who is available to see pupils each day and who will arrange any medical care with the school doctors. Our School Counsellor is available one day a week to any pupil who wishes to see her. Appointments can be made via Mrs Austin, our School Nurse. Mrs Pitkin, the Deputy Head (Pastoral), is always ready to offer practical help to those in need.