Vertical Form System
One of the distinguising characteristics of our school is vertical forms. This means that each student is in a tutor group with twenty other students drawn from across every year in the school. Most arrive in Year 7, so are the youngest in the group, and benefit from the experience and support of older students. Students stay with the same tutor for as long as they, or their tutor, remain at SGS; so ensuring tutors are 'guides at the side' of each individual student.
Each vertical form is attached to one of our six Houses, and you can read more about these and their Heads/House Captains under 'The House System' section within this area of the website. This gives wonderful opportunities to engage in inter-House competitions in Form Periods, on the sports field and in wider school activities. Each House also raises money for a chosen charity, thereby raising students' awareness of other people who are less fortunate than themselves.