Minerva Learning Trust

Help and Support


Pastoral Care is fundamental at High Storrs to develop students’ health and wellbeing, build individual resilience and enhancing academic achievements. The Sixth Form team strives to ensure that all pupils feel included, valued and supported.

Our strong Form Tutor team plays a vital role in ensuring that all students are happy, healthy and able to make the most of all opportunities available to them.

Dedicated Student Support Assistants work full time to further enhance student wellbeing and provide practical support when needed. We understand that difficulties do sometimes occur and we work collaboratively with students, parents and other agencies to resolve issues and support students. 

The Sixth Form Pastoral System is supported in the following ways:

  • Assemblies are regularly held with the Director and Deputy Director of Sixth Form providing important information and advising students of opportunities available to them within and outside school. 
  • Tutorial sessions every Monday during Period 1 provide a forum for gaining and developing knowledge and understanding on a range of issues affecting young adults and Sixth Form students. These sessions also support students during the Y13 UCAS process and alternatives to university applications. 
  • Our pastoral system is focused on creating happy and confident individuals. Emotional needs are supported as much as possible, in co-operation with students, families and other parties. Help is available from the School Nurse for health and medical concerns, Student Support Assistants, Learning Mentors and outside agencies as required. 

Whilst every effort is made to support our students, some students may experience difficulties that we are not fully equipped to deal with and may require health professionals' intervention. If you feel your child requires additional support we would strongly recommend that you seek the advice of your doctor to discuss your concerns as soon as possible.


The 16-19 Bursary is provided by the Local Education Authority (LEA) and on claiming students will receive the equivalent of £20 per week, paid at the end of each month in arrears to a nominated bank account. Students who meet the strict criteria set by the LEA can apply from September following your enrolment, you will need to provide:

  • A bank statement including account details. 
  • If you're not entitled to Free School Meals, you will need to provide a letter outlining the family income, this could be a letter confirming receipt of Working or Child Tax Credits. 

PLEASE NOTE the criteria used by High Storrs School for the payment of the Bursary is ATTENDANCE. This means you need to attend ALL lessons and any absences need to be authorised.

If you are already in receipt of the Bursary you will need to renew your claim in the September you enter Y13 to continue to receive payment.

If you have any other questions please find information on the MLE in the Sixth Form section under 16-19 Bursary.


Details of how to apply for a 16-18 Travel Pass can be found here.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Accident and Emergency

Northern General Hospital 0114 271 4743

Walk In Centre

Rockingham House, 75 Broad Lane, Sheffield. S1 3PB 0114 241 2700

Minor Injuries

Royal Hallamshire Hospital 0114 271 2071