We take great care to ensure that students are healthy, well cared for and helped to flourish.
We encourage students to lead a balanced life here at Concord with emphasis placed on academic study but not at the expense of personal well-being. It may be of interest to know that the discussion of individual students is a standing item on the agenda of the twice-weekly Senior Management Team meetings: this is evidence that individual student well-being is at the heart of Concord’s ethos and culture.
Being a teenager can be a difficult time. Being a teenager away from home for the first time can be fantastic, but it can also be a challenge. With this in mind, student well-being is very closely monitored by the Pastoral team.
The Boarding Parents, Tutors, Head of Houses, Boarding Division Heads, Head of Lower School and Pastoral Vice-Principal all take an oversight of this critical element of student development. This can mean anything from a student’s friendships and emotional state, to their food intake and exercise regime.
Students have access to a purpose built Medical Centre with a team of nurses available seven days a week and two doctor’s surgeries per week. All boarders will have a medical on arrival the College which will include a height and weight check, discussion of any pre-existing medical conditions and a review of any prescribed medication. Please note that all medication (both prescribed and over-the-counter) for students in the Lower School and the sixth form will be kept by the medical team and administered by the College nurses. Some sixth form students on regular medication may have a medication review and may be allowed to keep a small amount of medication to administer themselves if they are deemed competent.
As part of the College’s commitment to the pastoral care of its students, it is recognised that there is occasional need for the services of both internal listening services as well as those provided by a professional external counselling service to be made available to students studying at Concord. “Merulae” provides the College with a personal, independent, confidential counselling service for students.
The dining room at Concord offers a healthy and varied selection of food for breakfast, lunch and supper with both British and international tastes being catered for. Allergens lists are provided for each dish to enable students with food allergies or intolerances to select appropriately. Special diets can also be catered if the chefs are notified in advance.
We are keen for students to participate in and to be aware of the vital importance of physical fitness and well-being for a healthy and happy life. On this basis, all students in Concord are expected to participate in at least one compulsory sports session each week. For students in the Lower School, there is considerably more, including weekly timetabled P.E. lessons, and a variety of sports on offer after lessons and on Wednesday afternoons.