At Merchant Taylors’, our strength lies in the holistic approach we take to nurturing every single girl in our care.
Mental, physical and emotional wellbeing are at the very forefront of everything we do and our aim is to develop girls who are confident and capable in all areas of life.
Our school has a friendly, welcoming community and girls develop close bonds with each other and with their teachers, which invariably extend well beyond their school years.
Those relationships can prove very effective in helping girls to solve any problems they may be facing at school, home or elsewhere and more broadly to understand what is required for them to achieve their full social, emotional and academic potential.
From the moment girls join us in Year 7, they have daily support from their form tutors alongside a compassionate and dedicated pastoral care team who are there to offer guidance and help them to overcome any initial nerves or uncertainty they may be feeling.
We also have a full-time school counsellor, who is on hand to provide impartial, professional advice to girls on all manner of issues. The counsellor provides individual and group counselling to pupils and works closely with the pastoral team to ensure the wellbeing of our pupils is paramount at all times.
Our pastoral care is not limited to the school grounds and we continue to provide high levels of online and live video support to girls during periods of remote learning, as we understand these difficult moments can bring their own unique challenges for pupils and their families.
We want our girls to leave school not only with an excellent record of academic success, but with a collection of positive memories borne out of the people they have met, the experiences they have had and the joy that comes from spending seven years in a happy environment.