Edgbaston High School is noted for its strong and distinctive system of pastoral care. Girls are encouraged to develop their talents in the widest sense and much emphasis is placed on raising self esteem.
Pastoral care is an integral part of every aspect of school life, and works hand-in-hand with academic success. Much emphasis is placed on enthusiastic involvement in sport, music, House and other community activities. During her time at EHS each girl is provided with the skills for a successful and satisfying life.
Form Tutors work closely with girls in order to build on their strengths and interests and progress is monitored closely. All pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and all achievements are valued.
The school maintains excellent communications with parents and we ensure continuity of care as girl's progress throughout the school. Great emphasis is placed on our sense of community and younger girls are mentored by our Sixth Form pupils. All girls are encouraged to contribute to the decision-making process in school through the School Council.
The School Nurse and Doctor both make important contributions to the welfare of pupils and we have excellent links with community health organisations.
In addition, parents are also invited to attend the Pastoral Clinics which are noted on the calendar. These provide an opportunity for parents to come into school to discuss any aspect of their daughter's life in school with the Pastoral Deputy Head or a senior member of the Pastoral Team.
"The school meets its aim to provide a caring pastoral system highly successfully ... The quality of relationships between staff and pupils is excellent, and those amongst pupils are strong and supportive. Pupils appreciate the support given by teachers and feel valued within the community."
Independent Schools Inspectorate Report, October 2009