Tutor System 

We operate a mixed age tutor system (vertical tutoring) here at Studley High.  This means that each tutor group consists of three to four students from each year group. There are four Houses (Abbey, Castle, Manor and Priory) with eight tutor groups in each.  Siblings are in the same House but rarely in the same tutor group.  Each House has a teaching Head of House and a non-teaching Pastoral Manager.  The tutor is responsible for the pastoral care of the tutees with support from Pastoral Managers and House Leaders. 

The tutor groups meet for twenty minutes on a daily basis.  Tutor time forms a strong part of our curriculum offer and is planned for accordingly. Across the week, each tutor group will: 

  • Complete a literacy focus task 
  • Take part in a House assembly 
  • Complete a PSHE focus task 
  • Compete in a weekly quiz 
  • Use one session for Class Charts analysis (house points, debits, attendance etc). 

We have found that by having mixed aged groups students develop a strong support mechanism for themselves and older students generally enjoy the responsibility of caring for younger members of their form. 

The role of the form tutor 

The form tutor, at Studley High School, forms an integral part to our pastoral offer and the well-being of all pupils. They: 

  • Are a first ‘port of call’  
  • Are a pastoral guide  
  • Are a academic guide  
  • Routinely use data effectively to support young people and their families 
  •  Help promote and develop key elements that we want to foster in our young people (leadership and citizenship for example) 
  • Help improve parental engagement  
  • Help to support positive behaviours for learning 

Tutor Groups and Registration Rooms (2021-2022)

Rewards & Sanctions

Pastoral Overview