Every student in the School is a member of a mixed aged vertical tutor group made up of students from Years 7 to 13. This gives the tutor group a “family feel” – older students support younger boys and everyone has the chance to take on roles and responsibilities from an early age, share experiences and develop lasting friendships. Vertical tutor groups also reflect the fact that we are preparing our students for a society in which they will live and work with people of all ages. Your son will be one of about four or five Year 7s in this tutor group family.
Each tutor group belongs to one of four Houses: Barton, College, Corpus Christie and Tonbridge, each named after different sites occupied by the school throughout its long history. Your son will be overseen by the same tutor and Head of House/Assistant Head of House throughout his time at MGS.
These staff members work closely with subject staff, our Student Services Department the Senior Leadership Team and parents to track and monitor all students both academically and pastorally. The House and pastoral system at MGS ensure that all students and their parents receive a continuity of care from Year 7 all the way through to Year 13 and into the world of work and higher and further education.
Each House has a Head of House supported by an Assistant Head of House. Their work is overseen by the two Assistant Head Teachers and Deputy Head Teachers on the Senior Leadership Team. In addition, we have an excellent Student Services Department, which includes two Student Services Managers, an AEN Manager and an Attendance and Inclusions Officer.