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Every student belongs to a tutor group which in turn belongs to one of five Houses, our houses are named after famous people who have links to Suffolk: Anderson, Gainsborough, Penrose, Rendell, and Wolsey. Each House comprises an Assistant Principal House Leader (APHL), Assistant House Leader (AHL), Student Support Officer (SSO), Academic Tutors, Student Prefects as well as the remainder of the student body.  This structure ensures every student can enjoy personal support in a ‘family’ ethos and can participate and contribute in a wide variety of inter-house competitions and events.

Tutor groups are led by academic tutors who work closely with subject teachers to monitor the progress of students. All tutors are given specific time to meet separately with each of their tutees.

The first point of contact with any student matter is with your child’s tutor.

  • Year 7 Academic Tutor Evenings - this is held at the start of the year and are an ideal opportunity to meet with your child's tutor and Assistant Principal House Leader.  During the evening parents will learn more about the opportunities available for their child whilst they are at Thurston Community College.  Each student will already have met individually with their Academic Tutor and agreed personal targets for that term, these will be explained to you during that evening.

Anderson House

    APHL: Mr Winston Ewers
    AHL: Miss Myfanwy Cooper
    SSO: Mrs Sarah Webber 
Gainsborough House

    APHL: Mrs Rebecca Harper
    AHL: Miss Victoria Spofforth
    SSO: Mr Jon Land
Penrose House

    APHL: Mr Graham Chubb
    AHL: Mrs Sarah Webdale
    SSO: Mrs Jane Cooper


   Rendell House   

                    APHL: Mrs Alex Baker
                     AHL: Mr Sam Harber
                     SSO: Mr Matt Boreham

Wolsey House


                 APHL: Mrs Sarah Dunsdon
                 AHL: Mr Matt Benson
                 SSO: Mr Jez Bond        

APHL: Assistant Principal House Leader
AHL: Assistant House Leader
SSO: Student Support Officer