The pastoral care of students in the senior years is built around a House system, within which Heads of House and House Tutors work with boys to monitor all aspects of their progress. There are eight Senior Houses, each named to recognise the significant contribution of a person to the development of the School. Within each House there are six Tutor Groups that comprise a ‘vertical mix’ of students from Years 9 to 12. Students remain within the same Tutor Group during their four years in the Senior School. This means that a Year 9 student is mentored upon his entry to the Senior School and, in turn, becomes a mentor to new students entering the Tutor Group. Tutor Groups meet for three mornings a week, either individually or as part of a combined House meeting. House Tutors are responsible for overseeing all aspects of a student’s academic and social progress within the School and report directly to their respective Head of House.