Pupils are happy and describe their experience of school life as great funIndependent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)
Our pupils’ happiness and wellbeing are our priority. We pride ourselves on the support offered to our pupils throughout their time at Bloxham.
The house system at Bloxham provides the foundations for delivering high standards of pastoral care to every student. Beyond the wealth of support within Houses, the following groups help to underpin our wellbeing offering:
The Peer Listening Team
The Peer Listening Team consists of Lower and Upper Sixth Formers. They are selected from volunteers from the Lower Sixth Form in the Michaelmas Term following an application process. All undertake an intensive training course to equip them with the listening skills they need to perform their duties. They are well trained in matters of confidentiality, listening and offering the right levels of support and wisdom. The team listen to students of all ages and peer listeners are available for informal consultation at any time, in houses or around school.
The School Prefects
This is a group of Upper Sixth Form students who have specifically been chosen to further pastoral care in the school. They meet regularly with the senior staff pastoral team to review welfare in the school. They also take the lead on specific pastoral and wellbeing objectives during the academic year.
School counselling is offered by a highly respected professional practitioner of many years’ experience. As well as providing one-to-one confidential support to students, parents and staff, our counsellor also trains staff through listening and wellbeing courses and offers supervision for all those involved in pastoral care (including all Peer Listeners).
Palmer Health Centre
Palmer Health Centre is committed to promoting the physical and psychological health and wellbeing of all students whilst at Bloxham School. Healthcare is provided by registered nurses and a visiting school medical officer. Drop-in surgeries are held three times a day for routine health advice, and medical staff are on site to provide health education, advice and support to staff and parents, and care for students who are unwell during school time.
Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) is part of the curriculum at Bloxham School and is designed to promote personal and social development, including health and wellbeing.