Typical College Day
The College timetable is organised over a two-week rotation period; each day runs as below:
- 08:4509:05Tutor Time / House Assembly
- 09:0510:05Period 1
- 10.0511:05Period 2
- 11:0511:35Break 1
- 11:3512:35Period 3
- 12:3513:35Period 4
- 13:3514:05Break 2
- 14:0515:05Period 5
House System and Vertical Tutor Groups
The entire student cohort is divided into five houses: Christie, Durrell, Lewis, Orwell and Tolkein. Each house meets once a week in a structured assembly that covers a wide range of topics including anti-bullying, PSHE, student awards, British Values and awards assemblies. Inter-house competitions are set throughout the year in the form of the Day of Sport, cumulative VIVO totals and individual sporting activities.
What are the benefits of a vertical tutor group?
Newton Abbot College does not use a traditional ‘single year’ tutor group approach. Year 7 students reap huge benefits from having familiar faces and friends in older year groups who they see on a daily basis. Every tutor group has at least one prefect, a lot of whom have received anti-bullying training to support any student who may be struggling. As students move up years, they in turn become mentors to younger students creating a real sense of support and family atmosphere.
Can I contact My Child’s Tutor?
If you have any questions or concerns about your child, you can contact their individual tutor by email, calling 01626 367335 or discussing issues during Tutor Consultation Days.