Our pupils will be challenged and given opportunities to try new things. The College's House system is a way in which a sense of team identity will be promoted, as well as fun and collaboration with others.
Pupils in the upper Prep and Senior Schools are allocated to one of the College Houses. Each House is co-educational and is led by a Housemaster or Housemistress. Each year group has a Tutor who is responsible for the immediate day-to-day organisation of pupils and who helps monitor and guide pastoral and academic progress. The Tutor is likely to be the first port of call for a family when contacting the College, and we hope that a strong partnership will develop over the years between school and home. The Housemaster or Housemistress maintains an overview of all the pupils in his or her House and is responsible for its tone and ethos. He/she will also take specific interest in key areas of the pupils' progress, such as GCSE choices and university admissions, and will also be involved to help pupils through any disciplinary issues.
Each House develops its own ethos and spirit, and there are plenty of opportunities for all pupils to represent their House in a wide range of events and activities, from singing to swimming and entrepreneurship to Tug-o-War. In particular, there are a large number of non-sporting events, alongside a wide range of traditional House sports competitions.
The College allocates new pupils to Houses in such a way as to spread their wide range of backgrounds, skills and talents in a uniform way.