Pastoral Care

Bloxham is a naturally inclusive and caring community where students treat one another with respect. Our commitment to every child’s wellbeing creates the strong foundations on which our reputation for a gold standard of pastoral care has been built.

We see pastoral care as a shared and collective responsibility, with each member of staff playing a part in guiding our students through the minefield of adolescence into adulthood. As Bloxham is a smaller HMC co-educational school, everyone is known and cared for according to their individual needs, by people who believe in them and have a desire to help them to become the best that they can be.

Prior to their arrival at Bloxham each child is assigned to a house, and to a tutor, who is responsible for their development. The tutor meets with each tutee every week and, together with the housemaster or housemistress, will oversee the student’s curriculum programme as well as their welfare and personal development.

Bloxham is a boarding school which warmly welcomes day students, with pastoral care at the heart of what we do. So much more than simply about the programme of study, we believe pastoral care is integral to a student’s education. It is key to how they learn tolerance, an awareness of other points of view and a realisation that they are part of something bigger.

We recognise that a one-sized approach to boarding does not suit all children and that students' needs change as they develop. Therefore we are proud to offer full, flexi and day boarding options.


"The quality of the pupils' personal development is excellent." ISI

Say hello…

We would love to show you around the school on either a personal visit or on an Open Day.

Please contact our Registrar, Fay Hand, to arrange a visit, or for any other enquiries regarding admissions and entry requirements.

Bloxham, Banbury
Oxfordshire OX15 4PE
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1295 724301