Pupil happiness is at the heart of school life here at King’s Worcester. Alongside the pupil well-being support, we offer a strong House tradition and loyalty which creates our enviable sense of community.
The pastoral structure consists of a Form system for Years 7 and 8, and a House system for Years 9 to 13. This framework provides the opportunity for mentoring across a range of ages and for staging internal school competitions.
Each Form and House organises a programme of activity which ensures there is always something for pupils to take part in. From debating and quizzes, to song competitions and fundraising events, the aim is to create a sense of belonging and to ensure that pupils are fully supported on their education journey. This supportive and friendly environment provides support for all. It enhances pupil confidence, builds communication and initiative skills, respect for others, and strong team spirit.
“There is definitely a sense of a King’s family. Everyone who has been through King’s just has a real generosity of spirit.” (OV – Jolyon)
Our Form System
Years 7 and 8 (The Lower Years)
The Lower Years are a vibrant and dynamic part of life at King’s that offer wide-reaching new experiences and a platform for personal development.
Pupils are grouped into Forms, each led by a Form Tutor who is a vital component in ensuring pupils are happy and well-adjusted to Senior School life.
- Form Tutors meet with pupils twice daily and are the first port of call for practical, pastoral, and academic matters
- Form Tutors develop excellent relationships with their Forms
- The Form is the focal point for our Years 7 and 8 pupils as the majority of curriculum lessons are taught in these groups
- The Lower Years are led and organised by the Head and Deputy Head of Lower Years, Miss Kate Arnold and Mrs Rachael Worth
Our House System
Pupils new to the Lower Remove (Year 9), Upper Remove (Year 10), or the Lower Sixth will join one of nine Houses.
The Year Group Tutor has overall responsibility for the pastoral and academic development of their tutees, and they are the first port of call for parents who wish to discuss their child’s experience, or academic progress, at school.
House Tutors work alongside the Year Group Tutors and oversee the happiness, development and integration of all pupils in the House. The pastoral staff are extremely experienced in dealing with challenges affecting the Senior age group and work collaboratively with the Head of Middle Years, Head of Sixth Form, and the Assistant Head Pastoral.
Pupils support their House, with two Upper Sixth pupils helping to lead the House activities. Each House has its own unique tie.
Find out more about our unique and engaging House System in our Senior School Handbook
Our Senior School handbook provides a wealth of information for new joiners. Here you will find an insight into each house, a welcome from the House tutor and also details of the Year Group Tutors too.