Your child will join a College when he/she enters the Academy and will remain within that College throughout his/her school career. All aspects of support for his/her academic progress and pastoral care will take place within the College.

Your child’s named College does not imply that they have a particular aptitude or interest. Your child will have access to the same curriculum provision, choices and Academy facilities  irrespective of his/her College.

Tutor groups are of mixed ages, with 3-4 students from each year allocated to each. This ‘family grouping’ will provide your child with opportunities to learn about leadership and responsibility and take an active role in supporting and encouraging other students. It will also provide your child with a much broader knowledge and understanding of all aspects of school life. Tutor groups have approximately 20 students allowing each Tutor to really get to know their tutees.

There are five colleges: Angelou, Keller, Turing, Attenborough and Ashe and each College comprises of a College Leader, supported by a team of tutors, a learning mentor and College admin support.