'Shadows'
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'Shadows'


When your son or daughter arrives at Cottesmore he or she is given a 'shadow', who is a Cottesmorian of the same age and who has the same interests.

Initial contact will be made to your child by their shadow towards the end of the term prior to their arrival via letter or postcard. In this the shadow will introduce themselves and make arrangements to meet your child as soon as they arrive at Cottesmore.

The shadow's responsibility is to lead the way for the newcomer, tending to his or her every question, worry or need in these first important weeks.

The shadow will guide and support your son or daughter as they settle in and become confident with the school’s routine, throughout the school day, both upstairs and down.