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Sixth Form Pastoral Care

Outstanding pastoral support contributes to the happiness of Bradford Grammar School students, creating a positive, friendly atmosphere for all. We work closely with parents to ensure each young adult receives the best possible pastoral care during their time at BGS.

Our team of Form Tutors, Heads of Year, School Nurses, Counsellor and Learning Support Department work together to promote our pupils’ happiness and progress.

We recognise our duty to ensure that every young person in our care receives the attention that they deserve. Students who need extra support are quickly identified by our pastoral team. From Form Tutors through to our Headmaster, we ensure there is always help at hand when our students need it.

Through small group and one-to-one study sessions, and buddying for newcomers to the Sixth Form, we do everything in our power to create an inclusive environment. Some students may also train to become mentors in Year 13, should they wish. In the Sixth Form, form sizes are generally 12 or 13 and proactive academic monitoring is in place to identify early–and support–those students who are finding the transition from Senior School to Sixth Form challenging.

Happiness is the key to academic excellence, which is why we prioritise the well-being of our pupils through pastoral care.

Our Personal Development (PD) programme teaches young people how to study effectively, balance their workloads, and model a healthy lifestyle. We aim to develop self-esteem, confidence and independence, equipping our students with the resilience to cope with life’s challenges.

The PD programme also develops the skills and knowledge needed to become active and responsible members of the wider community. It helps the students to understand and manage relationships, encouraging respect for others as well as for themselves. Our Sixth Form Enrichment programme additionally offers opportunities for volunteering within the local community and talks and training from visiting speakers. Beyond the classroom, we continue to encourage Sixth Form students to participate in physical exercise and pursue a wide range of co-curricular interests.

Our ‘Well-being and Mental Health’ booklet gives more information about the pastoral support systems in place at the School.

Our inspiring, experienced and insightful teachers promote a culture of aspiration, creating the conditions for students to achieve and encouraging them to succeed.

The strong bond between our teachers and students fosters active engagement in the learning process. Our academic success is also based upon the trust and mutual respect between teachers and students that is visible in all of our classrooms.

Learning is limitless with the right encouragement. Our teaching staff have a genuine desire to help students realise their potential and go the extra mile to ensure they do.

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Meet the Pastoral team

Read our Pastoral care booklet to find out more about our Pastoral partnership and Personal Development Programme.


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