Ofsted 2014 said of our pastoral care:

[Walton-le-Dale]  provides outstanding care, guidance and support. Equality of opportunity is at the heart of the school’s ethos and students describe the school as ‘like a family, where everyone knows each other’. Great care is taken to ensure that every student can participate fully in school life and receives precisely tailored support to meet their specific needs and remove barriers.

Students feel safe in all areas of the school and know who to go to if they need help of any sort. They are confident that the school will deal effectively with any incidents that do occur......

.....The ways in which the school supports students to make healthy choices are particularly successful, resulting in high levels of involvement in healthy activities and a strong understanding of the importance of both physical and emotional health.