House System

Each year group has up to 84 students so that the school’s full capacity is 420 students across Years 7 to 11. 

Students are currently divided into two houses called Akala and  Pankhurst after underground tributaries of the River Thames (Walbrook will be added as the school grows).

The house system encourages students across the school to get to know each other and provide each other with valuable support and guidance.

The Head of House is responsible for the well-being and progress of the students in each House.

Each House is divided into smaller tutor groups.

Pastoral care is provided primarily by personal tutors and the Head of House. The school also employs a variety of key non-academic staff to support the safeguarding and pastoral care needs of the students.

Examples of key non-academic staff include: Learning Mentors, an Attendance and Welfare advisor and specialist staff to support non-English speaking families.

Finally, through the house system, senior students are expected to support the school and take on substantial leadership roles.

“A strong feeling of community permeates the school. Its small size means that the pupils are known well to staff and each other. Pupils enjoy working with and getting to know pupils from different years in their mixed-age tutor groups. “

– Ofsted Report, 2018

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