In Years 7 and 8, girls are in vertical House groups for pastoral purposes which means that our new girls benefit from the support and advice of the older girls, and in turn the older girls have the opportunity to develop leadership and mentoring skills. Year 9 girls are tutored within their year group with a strong focus on GCSE and career choices. The pastoral care for which St Mary’s is so rightly famous is provided by the Form Tutor and our Assistant Head. They are always available to listen to the girls and to talk through with them any worries they may have, or indeed to help celebrate their successes! Our comfy student room is a great place for girls to meet with staff and with each other informally whether as members of Eco-council or to get some help unraveling that tricky Maths homework!