The College System
Our College system has evolved around our students to ensure that each individual feels a valued and valuable part of the school community and that their wellbeing, future and aspirations are genuinely cared about and cultivated. As part of this we have recently gone from three colleges to four, each of which is divided again into two with it's own College leader to ensure our students are part of a smaller 'family' unit. Our Colleges are Swan, Globe, Rose and Fortune, the names were all selected by our own students to reflect the school's link with Stratford upon Avon.
The Colleges encourage students to contribute to their tutor group, their College and to the school as a whole, thereby enhancing not only their own school experience but that of those around them. The Colleges place the students at the heart of the school and enable them to have their voice heard so that they can help to shape the school in its continuing development.
Within each College are a number of tutor groups which operate a ‘vertical’ tutoring system. This means that each tutor group has students from every year group within the school including the Sixth Form who act as mentors within the groups. This creates a more ‘family’ centred approach that ensures every individual is part of an important team that will take care of its members. This family approach continues throughout the wider school community as every member of staff is also a member of one of the three Colleges and supports that College in a variety of ways.
The College Cup
The College Cup reflects the spirit of competition between the Colleges and points are awarded to individuals for academic success and effort, sporting endeavours, good behaviour, good attendance and for individual contribution to the school and wider community.