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Coombes Boys School

Pastoral & Safeguarding

Key points

Pastoral care is very important at Coombe Boys' School.

Every pupil is in a tutor group. These are named after the Houses in the school.

The tutor group of around 30 pupils is lead by a tutor, who is a teacher in the school.

Tutors work hard to get to know the pupils in their group and so support them effectively.

Pupils will spend at least two mornings a week with their tutor following a developed programme.

If you have any concerns about your son’s well-being, you should discuss them with his tutor or the Head of Year ( 020 8949 1537 / [email protected]) or use the enquiries form in the portals section.

The Pastoral Team all monitor the pupils progress closely at Coombe Boys'. PSHE, which is part of the curriculum, provides help, guidance and opportunities for them to develop academically, socially and individually. Any problems or queries may be discussed with your son’s Tutor or Head of Year in school, by appointment, by telephone on 020 8949 1537, or by email on [email protected]

The Head of Year can refer any learning, behavioural or medical problems to the Education Welfare Officer, the Educational Psychologist and the School Nurse, who visit regularly.

Medical Information


The welfare of all pupils is of vital importance and monitored closely throughout the tutorial system which is well established at Coombe.  When they join the school, each boy is placed in one of five Houses:  Burns, Faraday, Shaftesbury, Stephenson and Wilberforce. He will stay in the same house throughout his time at Coombe.  Registration is taken in this group by the Tutor who is responsible for the boys’ well-being. This tutor group helps the boys to know that they matter as individuals. When possible, we try to keep the same teacher with the same tutor group throughout a boy’s time at Coombe. The Head of Year, Deputy Head of Year and Tutor have a personal knowledge of each boy and are on hand to provide help and guidance in all aspects of school life.  They communicate with parents and with external welfare agencies which provide support for the home and the school.


Safeguarding your son is a key priority at Coombe.  You may find these links helpful in supporting your son at home.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Rogers and the Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Morris and Mrs Newman.  If you have any concern regarding safeguarding and/or child protection, please do not hesitate to contact them at the school on 0208 949 1537.

The governor linked to safeguarding is Ms Buchanan.  

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