Tutorial System

    The tutorial system at Dean Close is designed to ensure that each pupil has an adult who takes a particular interest in them, both academically and in terms of their wider well-being.

    Every pupil has a tutor. In the junior years this will be a tutor attached to the house and the tutees will be allocated by year group. In the Sixth form pupils choose their tutor. This process begins during the Trinity Term. The tutor oversees the academic and pastoral progress of their tutees as well as general issues within School. Often this becomes a significant and supportive relationship, particularly in the Sixth form. Tutors work closely with HsMs to ensure that all pupils are happy and fulfilled during their time at Dean Close. Both tutors and HsMs maintain contact with parents and/or guardians about academic and pastoral issues. The Lower School has one weekly Tutor period in the timetable. Sixth Form Tutors see individuals regularly on a one-to-one basis. Some Tutor periods are used for PSHE and career matters.