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"Good leaders must first become good servants"

Robert K Greenleaf (author of Servant Leadership)

Leadership, whether leading oneself or others, is about making things happen that otherwise would not. It is about getting the best out of oneself and helping other people to do the same.

All students are encouraged to take on responsibilities and contribute to Gordon's life through our extensive opportunities in volunteering and service. As well as helping to build confidence, these opportunities cultivate the character strengths of courtesy, integrity, diligence, enthusiasm and resilience which underpin the school ethos. 

Activities Linked with Qualifications/Training

CCF & DofE Adventurous Training Opportunities

Please click here to read about adventurous training opportunities with CCF. (Y11-Y13) Non-Commissioned Officer Training occurs during P7. Once trained, NCOs can assist with Y10 CCF activities, Army Camp and P7 shooting. 

Students who complete their Gold DofE can assist in training and expeditions for the Bronze and Silver awards. See Mr Fox/Major Balmer for further information.

National Citizen Service

"National Citizen Service (NCS) is a way for 15 to 17 year olds living in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to make extraordinary friendships, learn the skills they don’t teach in class, and create unforgettable memories."

Please see Mrs Forster for further details or visit for more information.

Coaching and refereeing courses

At Gordon’s we aim to increase the number of opportunities available for students to gain experience and accredited qualifications in sport. Students will be kept informed of any opportunities through the Heads of Sport.
Currently students in Year 10 and above can complete a two-day Rugby Refereeing course (paid for by the school) which allows them to referee school matches, whilst being mentored by Mr Matthews. Once qualified, officials will be given a ‘kit’ to fulfil their duties and Year 12 and 13 students can put this activity towards their volunteering hours for the school.
Those interested in taking part should contact Mr Matthews and ensure they sign up for Rugby Referees as one of their P7 choices.


We currently require Lifeguards to support our P7 and Saturday morning school activities. The Director of Co-Curricular will assist students in sourcing appropriate courses. If students commit, Gordon’s will cover the cost of the qualification and students will, in return, offer a minimum of 20 hours unpaid lifeguarding. Students in Year 12 and 13 who complete their National Pool Lifeguard Qualification out of school, can ‘earn’ their course fees back through Lifeguarding at school. Gordon's will provide volunteer lifeguards with a polo shirt.

Those interested in taking part should contact Ms Holmes.

Active Surrey

A number of students have the opportunity to lead and assist with local competition for Primary and Secondary schools, through our links with Active Surrey and the Surrey School Games. These opportunities are often open to students studying GCSE PE, but on occasions students from other year groups may be requested. Students receive some training prior to competitions which include activities such as TAG Rugby, Hockey Quicksticks, Kwik Cricket, Tri Golf, mini Tennis, and Basketball.
Students will be notified by the PE department when opportunities arise.

Sports Leaders

Year 11 and Year 12 students in their core PE lesson have the option to complete a Level 2 Sports Leadership Award. This is a nationally recognised qualification through Sports Leaders UK which prepares students for leading a sports activity under direct supervision. The syllabus is designed to develop generic leadership skills that can be applied to a variety of sporting situations, as well as contributing to the personal development of the individual. Sports leaders are required to complete ten hours of voluntary service, demonstrating their ability to lead others in sport sessions, in addition to attending their weekly lessons. Ultimately, we aim to prepare responsible, motivated and confident people who can lead safe, purposeful and enjoyable sporting activities.
How to get involved:
Sign up for 'Sports Leaders' as your PE option choice for the Autumn and Spring terms. Ms Holmes leads the course.

Whole School Leadership 


  • Anti-Bullying Committee

These House-based groups meet termly. The Assistant Head Pastoral also leads an anti-bullying assembly at the start of the academic year where the anti-bullying ethos is explained and, if bullying is reported, work is done to resolve it.

  • House Committees

These meetings take place in Houses with representatives from each year. These meetings occur at least once a term. Agenda items on environment, food, charity and whole school issues are discussed and passed forward to the Boarders' Council.

  • Boarders’ Council

These student meetings take place each term and are chaired by the senior prefect team. Agenda items are collated from all the Houses and discussed by representatives, including the student Head of each House, at the meeting. Accepted proposals are then fed back to Houses for action.

  • Student Governors

This is chaired by a staff governor and attended by an elected student governor from each House. Proposals agreed at each of the Councils above are  further discussed for review and reflection before final ratification.

  • Sixth Form Committee

This is comprised of two Y12 students and one Y13 from each House, with a Chairman who has been elected by the students themselves. Meetings are held once every half term and students are encouraged to provide agenda points to be discussed. 

  • Sixth Form Social Committee

This is comprised of one Y12 and one Y13 from each House. The Social Committee promote social events and are involved in the organisation and running of these, whilst encouraging participation across the student body.

Junior Prefects 

In addition to the existing leadership responsibilities within Houses, we have Junior Prefects and Inter-House Captains.

Both roles are fundamental to the running of our Inter-House competitions and will enable students to excel in areas that are of particular interest to them. We are hoping that through the added responsibility of overseeing the House entries and being pro-active in team selections, you will be provided with several opportunities to improve leadership skills such as time management which is a valuable life skill.

Details of leadership positions within the Houses can be found below:

Augusta House

Head of House Zara Cracroft
House Captain Cherry McMahon
House Sergeant Sophie Dove
Inter-House Captain Adeola Onanuga
Junior Prefect Belema Ben-Willie
Junior Prefect Caoimhe Denning
Junior Prefect Zoe Harris
Junior Prefect Jessica Thomas
Junior Prefect Maddie Torrington
Junior Prefect Angel Tse
Sports Captain Nnenna Oyeka
Art Captain Olivia Sharma
Music Captain Daniella Corbin
Drama Captain Katie Rutherford


Balmoral House

Head of House George Hawkins
House Captain George Hawkins
House Sergeant Ifiok Essien
Inter-House Captain Jasper Poulter/Cameron Wallace
Junior Prefect Manik Sunuwar
Junior Prefect Bertie Hebburn-Heath
Junior Prefect Scott Biglin
Junior Prefect Jake Askey
Junior Prefect Mark Hewlins
Junior Prefect Alex Nesling
Junior Prefect Will Hopkins
Junior Prefect Noah Sempala-Ntege


Buckingham House

Head of House Alex Nell and Sam Foakes
House Captain Max Ellis
House Sergeant Ryan Martin
Inter-House Captain Matt Cockerham
Junior Prefect Jamie Blake
Junior Prefect Reef Peries
Junior Prefect Cameron Colloff
Junior Prefect Jesse Holmes
Right hand markers Cameron Colloff, Jesse Holmes, Faheem Khawar
Junior Prefect Zak Fulk
Junior Prefect Alan Mackenzie


China House

Head of House Libby Butler
House Captain Jess de Vere Green 
House Sergeant Katie Hancock
Deputy Head of House Stephanie Bradbury
Right Hand Marker Molly Hall
Junior Prefect Maisy Ellis
Junior Prefect Emily Garner
Junior Prefect Molly Hall
Junior Prefect Bella Rider
Junior Prefect Sophie Ross
Junior Prefect Abi White


Gravesend House

Head of House Nat Brittany
House Captain George Hurt
House Sergeant Harry Porter
Inter-House Captain Max Roffey
Junior Prefect Tom Robinson
Junior Prefect Joey Kenworthy
Junior Prefect William McKechnie
Junior Prefect Jack Baker
Junior Prefect Marcus Smith
Junior Prefect George Taylor


Kensington House

Head of House Amy Beet
House Captain Lexi Genetay
House Sergeant Poppy Colloff
Inter-House Captain Poppy Colloff
Student Head of House Lexi Genetay
Deputy Head of House Zara Van Zyl
Right Hand Markers Grace Keyes & Chloe Hollis
Junior Prefect Amber McMullen
Junior Prefect Nuria Gomez-Martin
Junior Prefect Dina Khan
Junior Prefect Alyssa Kotecha
Senior Prefect Rebecca Dovener
Senior Prefect Emily Smith
Senior Prefect Poppy Colloff
Senior Prefect Amber Weir
Sports Captain Eugenie Cockle
Art Captain Rebecca Dovener
Drama Captain Emily Smith
Music Captain Tasmin Martin-Young
Debate Captain Fatima Khan
Swimming Captain Ella Rose


Khartoum House

Head of House Tate Pilgrim
House Captain Dan Farrow
House Sergeant Tate Pilgrim
Inter-House Captains Tate Pilgrim and Dan farrow
Junior Prefect

Raj Bhamra

Junior Prefect

Tony Nikolov

Junior Prefect Corum Nott
Junior Prefect

James Wigzell


Sandringham House

Head of House Callum McMarthy
House Captain Ryan Denning
House Sergeant Max Beken
Inter-House Captain Adam Grainger


Victoria House

Head of House Eleanora Crespi
House Captains Hannah Gordon
House Sergeants Eleanora Crespi
Inter-House Captains Lizzie Mosdell 


Windsor House

Head of House Gemma Wood
House Captain Gemma Wood
House Sergeants Caroline Kelly & Charlotte Deegan
Deputy Student Head of House Natasha Gerrard
Senior Inter-House Prefect Gwyneth Sotuminu
Head Boarder Alice Hickin
Head Day Boarder Sophie Slimm
Junior Prefect: Sports Eleanor Hing (Y10)
Junior Prefect: Arts Helena Beavis (Y10)

Senior Prefects from January 2018 

Max Beken (Head Boy)
Nicola Gilbert (Head Girl)
Dan Lowe (Deputy Head Boy)
Zahrah Salim (Deputy Head Girl)
Oluwatoni Akinyele
Katie Beet
Artur Bierande
Keavy Bye
Grace Cresswell
Zoe Davis
Eilidh Falconer
Ryan Finn
Katie Hancock
Sarah Harvey
Megan Hieatt
Esme Holmes
Connor Kirkpatrick
Adam Kruger
Rebecca Reeve
Maria Stepanenko