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We’re about more than just getting results

Although we have a reputation for delivering academic excellence across a broad curriculum, we recognise that there is more to educating a child. Our focus is to provide every child with the skills to navigate real-life challenges.

Our pastoral ethos is simple: the wellbeing of the children in our care is always front and centre and we seek to empower them to see themselves as part of something bigger.

We foster an environment in which we can combine support and safety by allowing our children to experience life challenges and develop coping strategies. Educating girls and boys from 3 to 16 years old, we adapt our focus to look at issues most pertinent to them.

Co-educational since 2007

Consistent foundation to help pupils thrive  

Our strategic staff infrastructure means that Heads of House, and Form Tutors are complimented with peer support to enable us to maintain a full picture of your child throughout their life at Crosfields. By understanding the individual, we are in a strong position to create tailored provisions and allow children to settle in and feel comfortable as part of our school community here at Crosfields.

Taking inspiration from our community  

We operate a number of peer-to-peer support initiatives such as our Wellbeing Ambassadors and Mentor programmes. Children find inspiration within their own year groups and understand the part they play in the wider Crosfields community.

Safeguarding Key roles and contacts

Crosfields School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Adam Mallins, Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Crosfields School’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Juniors)

Senior leaderMr Tom Goodhew, Deputy Head (Pastoral) Junior School


Crosfields School’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Pre-Prep, with specific responsibility for EYFS)


Mrs Janey McDowell, Head of Pre-Prep






External Safeguarding Contacts

Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership (BWSCP) Crosfields School falls under the provenance of the BWSCP. The local contact is:

Wokingham Children’s Safeguarding and Social Care Team: 0118 908 8002

Outside these hours – between 5.00 p.m. and 9.00 a.m. and on weekends and Bank Holidays – the Emergency Duty Team (which covers the whole of Berkshire) can be contacted on 01344 7865430

Other contacts

Call 999 in an emergency or if you believe a child is in immediate danger

Call the Police on 101 for non-emergency situations that do not require an immediate response.

Child Line (advice for children): 0800 1111 NSPCC (advice for concerned adults): 0808 800 5000

Taking time to listen – Counselling when it’s most needed

Crosfields has welcomed Mrs Yadava, our first Mental Health Practitioner (MHP), to support pupils with their wellbeing and to further develop wellbeing services at the school. School-based mental health support can have a significant positive impact on pupils and supporting this is vital in helping each individual thrive.

Crosfields Medical and Wellbeing Suite has two qualified Nurses who are a key part of our team.

Our House system – identity and community through shared goals

A crucial component of our pastoral care.

At Crosfields we strongly believe that being part of a House enables pupils to feel part of something and provides a sense of belonging. This in turn generates a safety net, giving pupils the confidence to try things outside of their comfort zones.

The House Activity Programme will run throughout every term and gives children the opportunity to represent their Houses in a wide range of activities, including Inter-House competitions. Each area of our school has tailored House systems to be age-appropriate and offer everyone the chance to get involved.

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