Pastoral Care

We pride ourselves on the level of pastoral support we provide to our sixth formers at DGSB and believe we have developed a reputation in the local community for being the school when it comes to going the extra mile for our students.

If you ever require advice, support or simply a chat, you can rest assured our doors will always be open to you.

Please speak to Mrs Lavender, Mr Polden, Mr Hornus or any other member of staff you feel comfortable with, and we will then do whatever we can to make your time with us as enjoyable as possible.

Young Adult Carers

Young adult carers are young people aged 16–25 who care, unpaid, for a family member or friend with an illness or disability, mental health condition or an addiction.

DGSB is committed to meeting the needs of young carers so that they can attend and enjoy school in the same way as other students and achieve their potential.

We have designated Young Carers School Leads for each Key Stage with responsibility for young carers and their families, as shown on our noticeboards and main website. Support can be accessed via

DGSB only shares information with professionals and agencies on a need-to-know basis in order to support pupils and their families.

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It couldn't be simpler to apply

You can e-mail us, call us or download an application form and we will then take care of everything else.

This is YOUR future so you need to be certain that you are making the right decision about where to spend the next two years of your life.

DGSB Sixth Form - where everyone is treated as an individual