Mental Health and Emotional Well-being


For a list of 21 wellbeing and support services - CLICK HERE

For 12 tips to Supporting Mental Health through Nature - CLICK HERE

Counselling Directory


Supporting our students

Student support is a particular strength of our school. We are fully inclusive and ensure that all students receive the care, guidance and support needed to fulfil their academic potential. We work with local primary schools, with Parents, other professionals and with the students themselves to ensure that individual needs are identified and then supported in the best way possible. We place great emphasis on transition into the school and supporting students when they leave to go onto work or college.

Our house system works as an extended family where students are in tutor groups arranged vertically. This means that students of all ages work together and support each other. Our pastoral team works with the tutors to make sure that students are successful in school in terms of their learning, attendance and behaviour.

Our student support centre delivers individual and small group intervention programmes, based on expertise of staff, assessments we do and advice from external professionals. We promote learning in a structured, consistent and positive environment, where the focus is on praising and rewarding students for what they have achieved.

We encourage students to take responsibility in the school and support each other through a variety of student-centred initiatives: Restorative Justice, Peer Mentoring, Learning to Lead; and the School Council.

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Pupil Premium/Free School Meals

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students of all abilities, to close the gaps between them and their peers. As a secondary school, St Dunstan’s receives £935 per Pupil Premium student. The students are identified in the school census and as a school we are committed to ensuring that each student makes the maximum progress that they can.

How to use your free school meals vouchers - Please Click Here for the DfE  free school meal user guide

To see if you are eligable for Free School Meals and to apply Click Here

Barriers to Learning for Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Students Click Here

Pupil Premium Uniform/Equipment/Free School Meals Letter July 2023 Click Here

Pupil Premium Policy Click Here

Pupil Premium Uniform request form Click Here

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2022  Click Here