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School Life

Pastoral Care

The Royal Grammar School seeks to be a well ordered and caring community providing educational excellence for all pupils and which is underpinned by a pastoral care system that meets the changing needs of pupils as there grow and develop. This also ensures that every boy will have a smooth passage throughout his education, and will feel very much part of his form, the year group, and the whole school.

We seek to encourage the highest standards of behaviour and courtesy, with a self-discipline and an awareness of the positive contribution that a boy can make to school life and to the community in general.

All pupils are in form groups with a form tutor who looks after their welfare. They take particular interest in the day to day matters that affect the boys, check their pupil planners, register their attendance, listen to their problems etc.

Each year group has a Head of Year who is also a teacher in the school and they support their team of form tutors as well as leading and managing the year group. They will help with issues of overall academic performance as well as issues of behaviour and they liaise with parents on a regular basis.

The Deputy Headmaster has overall responsibility for welfare and discipline, supporting the work of the Heads of Year.

Additional support for the pupils comes from the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator as we seek to support those on the SEN Register. Outside agencies are used as necessary to help in specific areas.


The RGS also takes its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of students very seriously and believes that the safety and wellbeing of students is of paramount importance. To support safeguarding there are a team of Designated Safeguarding Leads who you will meet when you join the school:  Mr Durning Assistant Head, Mr Scourfield Assistant Head and Head of Boarding, Mr Fossey (Head of Yeasr 8 & 9)and Mrs Herath Student Development Assistant.     

To promote a safe environment for students, our selection and recruitment policy includes checks on staff and volunteers’ suitability, including DBS checks as recommended by Buckinghamshire County Council in accordance with current legislation. Please see our safeguarding policies.