Lichfield Cathedral School holds Christian values at its heart, welcoming children of all denominations and faiths. Great emphasis is placed on pastoral guidance and in this caring and supportive environment, the children flourish. The staff, well aware of each child's individual needs, are quick to recognise problems as well as triumphs. In addition, the strong partnership that exists between school and parents provides stability and continuity.
We recognise our legal duty under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 and the 1989 Children Act to work with other agencies in safeguarding children and protecting them from "significant harm". We fully comply with the procedures as defined by DCSF Guidance on Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education and the Staffordshire (Local) Safeguarding Children Board. Particular emphasis is placed on the protection of the Chorister boarders at the School and the quality of their welfare. A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found here.
Pastoral care is so important because only happy pupils will flourish. Our excellent teaching and support staff work hard to develop their most powerful resource: a strong rapport with the children. This is done both formally through our strongly established system of Form Tutors and Year Group Leaders, and informally through the School Chaplain, the Housemothers, the School Nurse and the positive relationships pupils are encouraged to build with all adults in the School.
Daily life is full and after-school clubs thrive. Boys and girls, day pupils and boarders mix happily and easily, forming friendships that endure beyond the School gates, and in this extended 'family' the children enjoy an active social life. There is a member of staff and a matron on duty for all pupils at all times and the playgrounds areas at both sites are fully supervised.