Every pupil has a tutor who oversees all aspects of College life.
At the Prep School, the pupils from Year 3 upwards see their tutor in tutor time, twice daily and again during the weekly PSHE lesson where they follow an extensive programme focusing on building independence, self-care, resilience, relationships, health and balance. The tutor is extremely important for both the child and the parents as they are the first port of call in school and oversee the academic and pastoral wellbeing of their tutees.
At the Senior School, tutors are assigned to Year 9 pupils and that tutor remains with them for their journey through to the end of Year 12. In Year 13, the Housemaster or Housemistress will take over, guiding them through the final stage of their time at The College and, importantly, through the University Application Process. The Tutor spends two mornings a week with their Tutor Group and will touch base once a fortnight on a one-to-one basis. Beyond that, the Tutor will be at the end of an email and ever on hand to offer support.
The tutors are likely to be one of the most important contributors to any pupil’s success and happiness and they really do have a better understanding of what makes their tutee tick. Their sensitive and sympathetic guidance is critical to the well-being of all, and we always seek to foster close, friendly and professional relationships between pupils, tutors and parents. Alongside the Housemaster, it is without doubt the most important relationship that can be nurtured whilst at the College.