Our Pastoral Care

Nurturing Minds, Enriching Lives: Our Commitment to Pastoral Care.

At Bournemouth School for Girls, we take great pride in our comprehensive pastoral care system, where the well-being and personal development of every student is our utmost priority. Anchored by our innovative and inclusive 6-house system, each house represents a unique community within our school, fostering camaraderie, mentorship, and friendly competition. Our dedicated Heads of House, experienced members of our teaching staff, serve as leaders and mentors for their respective houses. 

Additionally, our passionate form tutors, provide invaluable support, ensuring that each student receives personalised guidance and encouragement throughout their educational journey. We believe that by nurturing strong, supportive relationships within these house communities, we not only enrich the lives of our students but also foster an environment of learning, growth, and well-being that empowers them to thrive academically and personally.

Introducing Our House System


Austen House at Bournemouth School for Girls draws its inspiration from the remarkable Jane Austen, a celebrated author known for her wit, intelligence, and timeless literary contributions. In the spirit of Austen, our Austen House embodies the virtues of intelligence, creativity, and resilience. We encourage our students to embrace the power of words and intellect, fostering a love for literature and a commitment to lifelong learning. Jane Austen’s keen observations of human nature also inspire us to promote empathy and understanding, building strong and enduring relationships within our house community. Her timeless narratives of strong, independent heroines remind us to empower and uplift one another. At Austen House, we believe in nurturing not only academic excellence but also the qualities that make every student a true heroine in her own right—strength, intelligence, and unwavering determination.

Helen Wedge

Head of Austen House


Curie House at Bournemouth School for Girls is a tribute to the illustrious Marie Curie, a pioneering scientist renowned for her groundbreaking work in the field of radiology and her tireless dedication to the advancement of science and humanity. Taking inspiration from Marie Curie, Curie House embodies the spirit of scientific curiosity, innovation, and a deep commitment to making the world a better place. We encourage our students to explore their natural curiosity and to be fearless in their pursuit of knowledge, much like the fearless scientist herself.

Just as Marie Curie’s discoveries revolutionised our understanding of the physical world, we aim to foster young women who are equipped to tackle the world’s most pressing issues with innovation, intellect, and a profound sense of social responsibility. 

Laura Cooper

Head of Curie House


Franklin House at BSG is a tribute to the exceptional scientist Rosalind Franklin, whose pioneering work in the field of molecular biology and X-ray crystallography laid the foundation for groundbreaking discoveries in genetics and DNA structure. Drawing inspiration from Rosalind Franklin’s unwavering dedication to scientific exploration and her methodical approach to unravelling the mysteries of life,  Franklin House is a place of intellectual curiosity, precision, and innovation.

In the spirit of Rosalind Franklin, our house encourages our students to be meticulous in their pursuit of knowledge and unafraid to venture into uncharted territories of science and discovery. We foster a deep respect for the scientific method and an appreciation for the beauty of the natural world. We are committed to empowering young women to become leaders in the scientific community and to carry forward the legacy of Rosalind Franklin, inspiring future generations to explore the wonders of the universe with a discerning eye and a thirst for knowledge.

Sarah Mantle

Head of Franklin House


Parks House at Bournemouth School for Girls takes its name from the inspiring Rosa Parks, a pioneer of the civil rights movement known for her courage, determination, and commitment to justice. Much like Rosa Parks, Parks House embodies the values of courage, activism, and social responsibility. We encourage our students to stand up for what they believe in, to never shy away from advocating for positive change, and to recognise the power of a single voice in making a difference. Rosa Parks’ legacy of breaking barriers inspires us to embrace diversity, inclusivity, and equality within our house community. At Parks House, we strive to instil the qualities of courage and resilience in our students, empowering them to be advocates for justice, champions of inclusivity, and leaders in their own right, just like the remarkable Rosa Parks herself.

Michelle Vincent

Head of Parks House


Rossetti House at BSG derives its name from the renowned poet Christina Rossetti, whose enchanting verses and literary prowess continue to captivate readers and inspire the world with their beauty and profound themes. Just as Christina Rossetti’s poetry speaks to the soul, Rossetti House embodies the values of creativity, imagination, and the power of artistic expression.

In the spirit of Christina Rossetti, our house encourages students to explore their creative potential, whether it’s through poetry, art, music, or any other form of artistic endeavour. We aim to foster an appreciation for the beauty of the written and spoken word and the ability to convey emotions and ideas through the arts. Christina Rossetti’s verses often touch upon themes of love, faith, and the human experience, inspiring us to explore our own emotions and values. Within Rossetti House, we celebrate the artistic and literary talents of our students and provide a nurturing environment where creativity and expression can flourish. 

Sophia Hyde-Tetley

Head of Rossetti House


Shelley House at Bournemouth School for Girls is a tribute to the visionary author Mary Shelley, who penned the timeless classic “Frankenstein” and contributed significantly to the world of literature and science fiction. Much like Mary Shelley, the Shelley House is a haven for imagination, innovation, and a deep appreciation for the boundless possibilities of the human mind.

Taking inspiration from Mary Shelley’s ability to envision and create new worlds, Shelley House encourages our students to embrace their creativity and to be unafraid of exploring uncharted territories of thought and expression. We celebrate the power of storytelling and the art of weaving narratives that challenge conventions and provoke thought. Within Shelley House, we aim to nurture the next generation of storytellers, writers, and thinkers who, like Mary Shelley herself, are bold, imaginative, and unafraid to question the status quo.

Joanne Horton-Hill

Head of Shelley House

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