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Guidance & support


All students will be in a tutor group. The tutor is the key person concerned with welfare, guidance and academic progress. Tutor groups will meet as a whole but there will also be regular individual tutorials at which students can discuss academic progress and other issues. Tutors will have regular feedback from subject teachers and will also pay due attention to attendance. 



All tutor groups are in one of four houses. All tutor groups and houses are mixed year groups and pathways.


Teachers and tutors

These are the most important contacts. They will be teaching and guiding students to achieve academic success. They will advise students about progress and will regularly report back to tutors and parents. They are also a useful source of information about careers and progression into a 6th form.



4 Progress updates (which includes 1 full written report).


Assessment and Reporting

Communication with home is of paramount importance. At the beginning of Year 10, there is a settling in evening for all parents and carers. In addition, progress reports are sent home at least 3 times per year. There will be a full written report at the end of Year 10 and an additional parents evening in the summer term. There is also a parents evening in Year 11 and students are expected to attend their meetings alongside their parents and carers.