We chose Felsted for its notable emphasis on pastoral care, believing that if a child is happy, a natural curiosity to learn will follow. We have not been disappointed. Our son arrived knowing no one, and still came out at the end of his first day, full of chatter about all the interesting things he had done and the friendly faces he had met, and that hasn't changed since. Indeed, had we known how smoothly the transition to a new school would go, we could have saved ourselves many hours of parental angst over whether or not the move was the right thing for our child. It is absolutely clear that it was.