On joining the school students are assigned to a small tutor group of about 13 to 15 students. They meet with their tutors on a daily basis and get to know them very well; the tutor is also the first point of contact for parents. The tutor groups are shuffled at the end of MIV and UIV, to give students further opportunities to mix as a year group, and remain the same from LV to VI. In the senior school new smaller groups – typically ten students per tutor – are organised vertically and are composed of girls from both the VII and the VIII. PSHE is delivered in tutor groups and each year group is over-seen by a head of year who reports to the Director of Pastoral Care.