Students - House Structure
The college operates a House system and each House is named after a British sculptor: Butler, Hepworth, Mills and Moore. In charge of each House is a Head of House assisted by eight or nine Group Tutors, thus grouping the college into almost 40 all-age, all-ability, tutor groups.

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Group Tutors oversee the general progress of their tutees from the Admission Year to the Sixth Form. They are concerned with all aspects of a student's life in the college, checking homework diaries and academic progress, advising on programmes of study and decisions on further education and careers.

The four Heads of House co-ordinate and collate the work of the house, pastorally, socially and academically. This involves the many and varied activities that contribute to the House Competitions - Drama, Music, Sports, etc., and which culminate in the annual award of the Sainsbury Trophy. Heads of house also have oversight of academic progress, reports and discipline. Minor offences are normally dealt with by group tutors or subject staff. More serious or persistent problems go to the Head of House who may institute lesson-by-lesson monitoring of work and conduct, detentions, community service or in cases of serious concern refer students to the Assistant Head with responsibility for student welfare and discipline..

Reports and Consultation Evenings are organised on a regular basis to ensure that there is approximately one formal communication per term between staff and parents. The Speech Night and Prize-giving is held each year in September. The Annual Parents' Meeting is held in July if there is sufficient demand.

In addition to routine meetings, parents are invited to contact the college for other appointments if they have concerns or issues they wish to discuss. The group tutor is the first point of contact regarding most concerns.

Head Teacher: Helen Loughran, BA Oxon Bowling Green Lane Buntingford Herts SG9 9BT
Tel: 01763 271818 Fax: 01763 273467 Email:

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