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Bedale High School has a pastoral system that is organized into a vertical system rather than a year based system. Many schools have moved to this system and there is overwhelming evidence that it provides many benefits from allowing a more personalized involvement of the tutor in tracking and intervening in student progress to enabling the development of a really supportive ethos across the school.

Each house consists of 7 vertical Family Tutor Groups and will have about 30 students – around six from each year group. The students are together in their vertical groups only during tutor periods and a number of specified form periods throughout the year. Each house will also come together regularly for an assembly in addition to full school assemblies.

Please click below to see our Vertical Tutoring Handbook for 2014-15

Vertical Tutoring Handbook 2014-2015