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The academy uses a vertical tutoring system which was introduced to enhance the learning and pastoral needs of all our pupils.  The vertical tutor groups contain approximately 23 pupils in each group (with pupils from years 7-10).  There are separate tutor groups for Year 11. Each tutor group belongs to a College - Churchill, Emmanuel, Queens' and Trinity.  King's is for Sixth Form pupils only.  The aim of these smaller mixed groups is to give each pupil much more individual attention, monitor academic progress more effectively and ensure well-being and personal development. Also, at crucial stages of their education, such as when choosing options or when preparing for examinations, the Personalised Learning Tutor will be able to devote more time to each pupil.

 College Leaders:

Churchill - Mr L Taylor

Emmanuel - Mr M Carnaby

Queens' -  Mrs A Baird

Trinity - Miss S Turner