At Charlton House we understand that children thrive best in a happy, loving environment. The supportive framework of our pastoral care includes highly experienced staff and small teaching groups. Our teachers get to know and understand the needs of each child, providing both stability and a sense of continuity. Intensive tuition helps each child to maximise their potential and derive the most benefit from their precious years at school.
The health and happiness of your child is primarily the responsibility of the class teacher. Good manners and a respect for others are expected from all members of the community. The quality of the relationships between staff and pupils is always cited by OFSTED as a strength of the school and school councils at both Charlton House and St. Mary's College make a significant contribution to the daily life of the school.
Transition from Nursery and Reception to the main school is seamless as children experience shared working areas and members of staff who work across all departments. Taster sessions at the College for years 5 and 6 students prepare them for different working environments within the structure and support of a whole school network.
Charlton House is a Catholic school that welcomes all Faiths. The College Chaplain plays an important role in the pastoral care of the students. The College has its own chapel where Mass and liturgies are celebrated. Assemblies and worship are an integral part of school life. They form the key elements which help to mould Charlton House both as a school and family community.