The backbone of Pastoral Care - the House and Tutor System

Within a demanding school environment of over 700 boys it is difficult to imagine this all happening and so each boy needs to belong to a smaller community where he feels comfortable to be himself and where he learns to live with others in order to grow in knowledge, thoughtfulness and confidence. We believe that all boys will do well if they live, work and socialise in an environment in which they are recognised, appreciated, encouraged and challenged. The vertically structured House and Tutor group organisation are designed to provide such an environment. They give boys a sense of belonging to something that has meaning and to which their contributions make a difference. A boy belongs to a House that has a physical building and a leadership, pastoral structure and tradition all of its own. Here he has the opportunity to grow, mature and contribute to those traditions.