All children joining in the following Michaelmas term will be invited by their Housemaster or Housemistress to a Welcome Morning with their families on a Saturday in June in the Summer term. The morning is designed to provide pupils with an introduction to their boarding house. Families have the opportunity to meet staff within the house and other children joining their year groups.
Children joining Year 9 are welcomed on the Saturday afternoon prior to the beginning of term. Pupils have the opportunity to get to know their house and settle in before the returning pupils join the house on the Sunday.
On the Sunday, a special service of entrustment is held in the school chapel at which pupils will be formally welcomed into their designated houses and into the care of the school. In the afternoon pupils follow an induction programme and they meet key staff and meet their tutors, amongst other tasks. Pupils are supported in the first few weeks by House staff and academic tutors to ensure they settle in to the school routine.
Sixth Form pupils are welcomed on the Saturday lunchtime prior to the beginning of term. Pupils will learn all about Sixth Form life, including the considerable co-curricular opportunities available to them. They spend time in their new tutor groups undertaking a series of team building exercises. On Sunday, they join the rest of the new pupils for the entrustment service and induction programme in preparation to commence their studies on the Monday morning.
At Gresham’s we feel that it is very important for our new overseas pupils to settle in as quickly as possible.
It is for this reason that overseas pupils are invited to join the induction programme with all new pupils. This programme involves a series of social and practical tasks which we hope will help pupils make friends quickly and help to make their day to day living run smoothly.
New Pupil and Parent Guides
Please download a copy of our guides for new pupils and parents which explains more about life at the school for those joining in 2021/22.