Your child will join a college upon entering the Academy and will remain within that college throughout their Academy career. All aspects of support for academic progress and pastoral care will take place within the college.
The college your child is allocated will not imply that he/she has a particular aptitude or interest as all students have access to the same curriculum provision, choices and facilities irrespective of the college they join. Tutor groups are of mixed ages, with 3-4 students from Years 7-11 allocated to each. This `family grouping‘ will provide your child with the opportunity to learn about leadership, responsibility and to 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 Academy life.
Tutor groups have approximately 20 students, allowing each tutor to really get to know their tutees. There are six colleges and each college is led by a College Leader. The colleges are: