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Chaplaincy and Counselling

We are proud of the School's pastoral care that helps support and nurture the children. 

The Form Teacher is at the heart of such care and children might also access support from the Deputy Head, teachers in the Learning Support Department and the Chaplain. Two school counsellors are shared with the Senior School and children may be referred to them by the Deputy Head, with the agreement of parents.

The Chaplaincy

The School is a Church of England Foundation and warmly welcomes pupils and their families from all faiths (and none) and backgrounds. The Chaplain and Assistant Chaplain are here to provide a listening ear and to support everyone in the school community: pupils, parents, staff and alumni.

Reverend Liz Lander is our Chaplain and Mrs Gilly Bailey-Smith is our Assistant Chaplain. The Chaplaincy rooms are located in the Senior School opposite the entrance to the School's dining hall and all members of the school community are welcome to visit at any time.

The Chaplain helps organise school assemblies which cover a broad range of religious, social and moral issues. Special school services are also either held at St Barnabas Church or in Christ's Chapel in Dulwich. Together, Reverend Lander and Mrs Bailey-Smith also run an informal lunchtime Chaplaincy Club for Junior School pupils.

Reverend Lander is available during and outside term-time and can be contacted by email or by telephone on 020 8557 1520 or 07591387201. Mrs Bailey-Smith is available during term-time on Monday to Thursday and can be contacted by email or by telephone on 020 8557 1589. They look forward to meeting you!

Our priority is ensuring that every child knows they have someone to talk to.