a non-selective Boarding School
Gordon’s combines 'outstanding' boarding provision alongside some of the very best education in the country. Each year, boarding schools like Gordon’s regularly out-perform other non-selective schools with many topping academic league tables around the country. At Gordon's the combination of the excellent state-funded education and a stable, nurturing and caring boarding community enables students to make the most of their talents and abilities. See below for the findings of our 2017 Ofsted "Outstanding" boarding inspection.
Boarding Statement & AIMS
The Pastoral System
Pastoral care at Gordon’s is led by Mr R Pavis, Deputy Head (Pastoral), who is also responsible for residential boarding. Each student is allocated to a House – there are five Residential Houses and six Day Houses. Each House is led by resident Houseparents assisted by House Tutors and Graduate Tutors. Houseparents are responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of their students and for monitoring their academic and personal development. The Houses are the centre of a student’s life within the school and are instrumental in fostering a sense of community at Gordon’s. Students tell us that they enjoy socialising and participating in House activities, particularly the annual Inter-House competitions. Parents are encouraged to maintain close links with their child’s Houseparents and can contact them directly at any time.
Accommodation for Residential Boarders is provided in five separate Houses, each with its own individual family atmosphere. There are two boys' Houses, two girls' Houses, and one Year 7 only House to help younger students adapt to boarding and benefit from more age-appropriate pastoral care and support. Each House is led by resident Houseparents assisted by House Tutors. Extensive recreational activities contribute to creating a thriving, caring and friendly atmosphere and there are always a wide range of activities on offer in the evenings and at weekends including theatre trips, outings and a great deal of sport.
At Gordon’s, the lives of Day Boarders and Residential Boarders are inextricably linked. All students take part in our extended day which comprises an activities programme which runs from 3.55pm to 4.55pm and Saturday morning activities. Day Boarders can eat their evening meal in school followed by supervised prep from 6.00pm to 7.30pm – a resource which is invaluable in supporting students’ academic progress.
Ofsted Boarding Inspection 2019
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OUTSTANDING OFSTED INSPECTION
Gordon’s has once again been judged outstanding in all categories.