At Lockers Park we aim to offer the ultimate in pastoral care; the individual boy and nurturing his character is at the centre of everything we do.
We are a small and family orientated school and we pride ourselves on the strong relationships between boarders and staff; we can honestly say we know every boy inside out which allows us to ensure the most positive experience for each pupil. The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) recently observed: “The school has a culture of respect and care.”
Head of Boarding is Mr Erskine-Naylor who lives at Lockers Park in the boarding house with his wife Fi and daughters. Mr Erskine-Naylor has first-hand experience of British boarding, having boarded at an independent prep school followed by Eton College. At the school since September 2013, he is also Head of English and therefore fully involved in many areas of the school curriculum and extra-curricular programmes.
We also have a full-time resident matrons’ team, well-qualified in nursing and first aid, ready for all that a school of young boys can throw at them. The team is supported by a school doctor, a school nurse and a counsellor too.
This dedicated team are on hand to provide the care, comfort and support that is vital for the boys’ well-being and success. The feeling is of a ‘home away from home’; there is always someone on hand to chat, listen and to laugh with. Other members of our highly-regarded teaching team run regular activities for the boys ensuring there is always variety in what is on offer.
Communicating with Home
We believe regular contact with parents is essential in ensuring the best academic progress and personal development for each of our boarders and we are committed to working closely with both parents and boys to establish effective communication and mutual trust. Along with a form tutor, boarders are under the care of a housemaster who will monitor their progress and liaise with teaching staff. Housemasters or the Head of Boarding are always contactable directly via email or telephone.
The school office regularly communicates via email with boarders’ parents, plus academic and boarders’ reports are sent home twice a year.