At Mount House every pupil matters. Their welfare is at the heart of every decision we make. This inclusive approach to pastoral care is a key contributor to our academic success.
Each pupil is supported by our pastoral team, house system and caring ethos which encourages strong links between home and school.
The school is a confident community of pupils, teachers and parents who serve and support the education of the pupils with care and commitment. The last ISI inspection of the school rated the pastoral care to be ‘excellent’.
“Mount House educates the whole individual and provides challenging opportunities for all.” ISI 2017
The school’s pastoral system of small tutor groups is also highly effective in responding to both academic and pastoral issues as they arise. Pupils are well supported in every aspect of their development and have weekly meetings with personal tutors; at twice yearly review meetings involving pupils, parents, and tutors, targets are reviewed and agreed.
Years 7, 8, 12 and 13
In Year 7, 8, 12 and 13 all of the students have a form tutor who will be responsible for the day to day welfare of their tutees. The form tutor will see their tutees every morning during form period.
Years 9,10 and 11
Students in Year 9, 10 and 11 have a registration tutor and a personal tutor who they will see once a week.
Form periods are a very important time in the school day and are the regular daily check in between tutee and tutor. This time will be made up of form activities and individual one to one meetings with the tutor as well as full school assemblies, house assemblies and PSHE lessons.
There are four heads of House and an overall Senior Head of House.
Every pupil and staff member at Mount House School is assigned a House. The House system is a long-standing institution that creates competition, promotes good work and behaviour, encourages teamwork, provides opportunities to take on responsibilities and brings everyone in the school together.
The pupils in the lower years have the benefit of the Lower Sixth Form Guardians. These act like the ‘buddy system’ for pupils in lower years. Their aim is to welcome boys and girls and help them to feel more comfortable and secure at Mount House. It will be a strong and friendly bond that provides a warm friendly face to see in the corridors and someone with whom they can be a friend or with whom they can share a worry. The Guardians are pupils from Lower Sixth Form (Year 12) who know how it feels to be new in a school. It is a voluntary programme that your son/daughter may join at the start of the year.
The Senior Leadership Team consists of; Mr Davies, Headmaster; Miss Sidhu, Assistant Head; Mr Kerr, Deputy Head (Pastoral); Mr McCormick, Head of Sixth Form; Mrs Dolan, Finance Director, Mrs Nathwani, Bursar and Ms Hillcoat-Hyde, Director of Sport and Extra-Curricular Activities. The Senior Leadership Team are always on hand to talk to the pupils and students or indeed be contacted by parents if the need arises.