Pastoral care is extremely important in the MCS Junior School. Pupils are encouraged to think of the school as a family, and every possible effort is made to encourage them to feel part of this community.
The Junior School operates a House system, with many opportunities to collaborate across year groups. New pupils are paired with a 'buddy', to help them to settle in during their first few weeks.
There is a balance of male and female tutors, and the school matrons are always available to talk to pupils who seek another listener. The matrons (Senior Matron Sue King, matron Emma-Jayne Muir, and Anita Foster matron and mental health practitioner - pictured right) are always available to listen and are on hand if a pupil feels unwell or injures themselves. They are able to refer students to the school counselors and external resources where applicable.
A School Council also meets regularly and access to the full range of Learning Support facilities is available.
The most recent Independent School Inspection report (March 2017) commented that, 'In the Junior School, the pupils display excellent manners and high standards of behaviour. Each class writes its own classroom code of conduct at the start of the year. The pupils have a strong moral code and generally treat others with kindness, consideration and courtesy.'