Pastoral – the Vertical House System

All students are members of one of four Houses – Hercules, Olympus, Orpheus or Pegasus.  Our Acorn students also join one of the four Houses when they start in Reception in which they will stay until the end of Year 11.

In the secondary, Tutors and Heads of House play a central role in the personal and academic success of every student.  Tutors have daily contact with each student in their group and are an integral part of academic monitoring, support and reporting to parents.  Tutors are the first point of contact for parents and they will also facilitate other meetings with Heads of House, Subject Teachers of Senior Staff if needed.  Parents and Carers receive clear, frequent feedback on their child’s learning and we ensure that they receive regular updates on performance.

We regard our relationship with home as a partnership to promote the success and happiness of our students.  The Academy’s tutorial programme is designed to help students develop study skills, social responsibility, self-confidence and respect for others, both in the Academy and beyond.  Tutor groups also lead house briefings and assemblies, and showcase activities.  Student responsibility is a significant feature of King’s Oak Academy and every student will play a part in inducting new students into the Academy.

The secondary school tie is red with a colour stripe denoting the house group.

The Heads of House and their colours are:

Miss A Rice - PEGASUS - Red

Mrs C Walbridge  - OLYMPUS – Yellow

Mrs J Felski - HERCULES – Green

Mrs N Younger – ORPHEUS – Blue

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