School Life

Pastoral and Safeguarding

At Exeter School, we understand that every pupil is unique and deserves a nurturing and supportive environment to thrive academically, emotionally, and socially.  What sets our pastoral care apart is our commitment to creating a warm and inclusive community where pupils feel safe, valued, and empowered to be their best selves. We believe that a strong foundation in pastoral support is essential for fostering personal growth and developing resilience.

In the pre-prep school, the class teachers have overall responsibility for the pastoral care and wellbeing of each child in their class. However, every member of staff will get to know and be available for all of the children at any time.

In the junior school, caring form tutors, a well-qualified team of teaching assistants, a qualified thrive practitioner and a learning support coordinator are all there to offer advice, guidance and a sympathetic ear. We have a specialist team of Form One (Year 3) tutors who work to ensure pupils joining us feel supported and quickly integrate into the community.

In the senior school, our dedicated pastoral team and house staff are committed to providing a supportive and caring environment where every pupil can thrive and flourish. We believe in cultivating strong character virtues that lay the foundation for personal and social development.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding pastoral care at Exeter School, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are here to support your child’s journey and help them flourish into confident, well-rounded individuals.


At Exeter School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils. We seek to develop and improve our safeguarding policies and procedures continuously and to promote a culture of excellence in safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.

If you have concerns about any pupil at Exeter School, you can call 01392 307080 and ask to speak with a member of the safeguarding team, or email the safeguarding team at

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a pupil’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that this would be contrary to the pupil’s welfare.

Useful Websites:

Devon’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub

Devon County Council’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) can be contacted on  0345 155 1071 Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-4pm

If you need help outside of these hours or at weekends or bank holidays, please call the Emergency Duty Service on 0345 6000 388.


NSPCC can be contacted on: 0808 800 5000


Childline can be contacted on: 0800 1111

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