A wide variety of staff are on hand to support new pupils in their first few weeks.
At the start of the academic year in September all new pupils are invited into school the day before term starts for induction and orientation.
Regardless of when pupils join, they are assigned a ‘guardian’ (another pupil from the same year group who will look after them). The guardian will make sure they find their way around and get used to the school routines. They will also be matched with a peer mentor, a current Sixth Former who has been trained to act as a mentor to a younger student. This relationship will continue throughout the first term and often beyond.
Tutors, Head of Year and House Parents are also on hand to care for new arrivals and will offer them support until they feel settled.