The Clarendon House System
Every Clarendon student is a member of a House Team. This ensures that their progress is constantly monitored and supported by the Head of House (Directors of Student Progress), their Academic Tutor and the House's Pastoral Support Leader. One of our Education Fellowship partners is Winchester College; a school with 700 years of history. They believe that the House system is central to their culture, organisation and, above all, to student success. We share that belief at Clarendon.
Tutor groups are kept very small and contain students from each year group. This ensures personal attention and a holistic approach. The tutor group meets for twenty minutes a day and attends assembly together. (NB: ALL lessons are taught in year groups – only tutor time is mixed age). The focus is on support and personal development.
The motto is simple – prevention is better than the cure and we are able to guide and support children promptly and sympathetically to ensure all can stay focussed on the core purpose of enjoying learning. Success is celebrated through individual House Points, House Competitions and Achievement Evening – a highlight of the school year.
Our House names were voted for by students. They are all great birds of prey, chosen for the metaphor of aiming high and reaching for the stars.