Pastoral care is regarded as an essential part of the School's ethos. The welfare of the pupils is the School's primary responsibility.
All pupils, whether Boarding or Day, are members of a House under the care of a Housemaster/Housemistress. Each House also contains a Matron and a Tutor team. The Tutor System has existed at King's since 1886; all academic staff are attached to a House and are allocated a tutor group, which consists of approximately ten pupils drawn from across all year groups.
The Headmaster and senior staff undertake a weekly review of pupils' work progress throughout the academic year.
A system of Learning Support is available to assist those with dyslexia or other learning difficulties.
The well equipped Medical Centre, which is run by a team of fully qualified nursing sisters, gives continuous cover throughout the term. The School has a First Aid Policy.
Two qualified Counsellors, one male and one female, are available for all pupils.
The two School Chaplains are responsible for services in the Cathedral and in the School. They also exercise a pastoral role in being available to staff and pupils, of all religions or none, as friend and counsellor.