It is essential for every student to feel that they are an important part of our community and can contribute to the life of the school. At New Hall, this is established through an ethos of respect and compassion for others. Each student’s happiness is important to members of staff and to other students.
Building a community involves learning to respect others and to live alongside people who hold different opinions. For some students it may be important to learn how to be more assertive, while others benefit from developing greater listening skills. The tutors and the house staff put great emphasis on helping students to grow in all areas.
At New Hall, there are eight school Houses; Fisher, Owen, Pole, Southwell, Aquinas, Becket, Cary and Newman; which are made up of day and boarding students from across all the year groups. The House system provides every student, whether a boarder or a day student, with a social base within the school.
Every student is part of a small tutor group with others of the same age. Tutors specialise in the requirements of that particular age group. Academic progress and co-curricular programmes are closely monitored and regular, individual meetings with the tutor take place, which offer a chance to discuss any personal issues and to resolve any problems quickly. Talking together, the tutor and students can also look at their work as a whole and set targets to improve standards of achievement.