All pupils are members of a house. Housemasters and housemistresses have primary responsibility for the care of those in their house. They are supported by the Tutor System, which has existed at King's since 1886. All academic staff are attached to a house and have a tutor set, consisting of about ten pupils. The tutors meets their group formally in a timetabled period once a week and at other times informally, in the house or in various social contexts. A system of tutor cards (interim reports by teachers) enables regular monitoring of academic progress, so that any problems can be identified and, after discussion, action can be taken. Tutor cards, with a self-assessment, are also seen by the Headmaster or his deputies. A tutor will get to know tutees well and will encourage their wider interests and participation in co-curricular activities, and the cultural and sporting life of the school. The Headmaster and senior staff also looks at some pupils’ work every week.
A system of Learning Support helps those with dyslexia or other learning difficulties.
The Medical Centre, which is run by a team of fully qualified nursing sisters, gives continuous cover throughout the term. The nursing staff are always happy to be consulted and can refer a pupil to one of the two School doctors who hold surgeries each week day at the Medical Centre. The School has a First Aid Policy.
Matrons are attached to each house. They have a pastoral role as well as dealing with routine health care. 'Twilight' and 'night matrons' are available where there is not a residential matron.
The School Chaplain, the Reverend Fredrik Arvidsson (Father Fred), is responsible for its worship and services in the Cathedral and in the School. He also exercises a pastoral role in being available to staff and pupils, of all religions or none, as friend and counsellor. The Chaplaincy team assists the Chaplain.
The School Counsellor, a registered psychotherapist, visits the School on a regular basis, and can be seen by pupils.