The pastoral system aims to ensure that students derive full benefit from the education we offer and is an integral part of school life. Students are divided into all-ability tutor groups in which they remain for five years. The work of the Form Tutors is monitored, co-ordinated and supported by the Director of Learning who remains with the year group to provide stability and continuity throughout KS3 and KS4.
In addition to the traditional tutor system, all tutor groups belong to one of six houses; Einstein, Brunel, da Vinci, Descartes, Luther King and Shakespeare. It is through the house system that we encourage students of all ages to work together and help each other.
We have a team of Sixth Formers who receive training so that they may act as peer support for younger students needing a sympathetic ear, and may offer advice about day-to-day problems. An extension of this is our ‘Buddy‘ system where Sixth Formers are assigned to one or two new Year 7 students to guide and help them in their new school.