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Pastoral Development

Pupils’ social and personal development is just as important as academic achievement.  The primary focus of the work within the residential and day provision is to help pupils manage their own behaviour, initially within our safe and secure environment and later in the wider community. Every young person's key worker will meet regularly with them and address issues such as bullying, anti-social behaviour and keeping safe, along with anything else that is pertinent to that young person's well-being.

Physical exercise is highly valued, with all pupils being encouraged to take part in regular sporting activities, on site as well as having access to local facilities. Individuals can follow programmes which can be designed for them by our sports team.

Educational experiences and trips are an integral part of school life.

Regular events every year include our Carol Concert, Sports Day, Talent Show and Prize Giving. Pupils have the opportunity to take part in various drama productions in school and with other schools in the Shakespeare Festival.

High Close values it's close involvement with the Music Junction. This is a project that allows pupils to learn a musical instrument, work with and perform with members of the London Chamber Orchestra in London.