At St. Catherine’s, our belief that students’ well-being is of utmost importance, and a key part of their successful personal and academic development, is grounded in our Catholic ethos and gospel values.  The School aims to provide a secure and happy environment where students’ relationships are fostered in an atmosphere of trust and love.  We strive to build up self-esteem, self-motivation and self-discipline in a framework of wise pastoral care, and we feel justly proud of the achievements of our girls.  

The 2016 ISI Inspection Report included the comment:

“Pupils of all ages show excellent self-confidence, self-awareness, self-esteem and resilience.  They speak very coherently about their experiences at St. Catherine’s, sometimes after being at other schools, and appreciate the commitment of the teachers, the careful planning and the strong pastoral structures.”

All students benefit from having a range of key staff dedicated to pastoral care.  However, students are all aware that they may approach any member of staff with whom they feel comfortable, if they feel they need support or guidance.