Pastoral & House Systems

At Gordano School we use a 'House' system. On admission to the school, each pupil is allocated to a tutor group in one of six Houses. This ensures daily contact with a tutor who is responsible for the pupil's overall personal and academic development and welfare. Each house has a House Learning Manager and an Asssitant House Learning Manager. Each House is named after a shipping area.

Our year 7 students are looked after by two Transition Learning Managers and an  assistant Transition Learning Manager. Our year 7 tutor groups are all attached to Houses and compete  at various different sports and other competitions throughout the year.  In May of their first year they join our other year groups in their allocated House groups.


Lundy House

  • Our house colour is purple.
  • Our house has also been called Evans, Kendrick, Jackson and Berridge in the past.
  • Our house is named after the sea area called Lundy and it is also a small island situated 10 miles off the coast of N. Devon where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bristol Channel.
  • Our house has 280 pupils in it, divided into 10 tutor groups.
  • To view tutor details and contact information click here

Contact Details:

House Learning Manager, Lundy House
Mr K Berridge
Email: kberridge@gordano.n-somerset.sch.uk

Assistant House Learning Manager
Mrs J McCarthy 
Email: jmccarthy@gordano.n-somerset.sch.uk 


Fitzroy House

  • We are the 'Orange House' and we are very proud of it.
  • Over the years our House has also been called Pinn, Gibson, Morgan and Smith.
  • Our house is named after the founder of the Met. Office Vice-Admiral Robert Fitzroy.  In 1854 the Met Office was founded to provide information on the weather and marine currents to the maratine community.  Fitzroy is the largest shipping area and is situated off the north/west coast of Spain.
  • Our house has 231 pupils in it, divided into 8 tutor groups.
  • To view tutor details and contact information click here

Contact Details:

House Learning Manager, Fitzroy House
Miss L Evans
Email: levans@gordano.n-somerset.sch.uk

Assistant House Learning Manager
Mr A Dickinson
Email: adickinson@gordano.n-somerset.sch.uk


Cromarty House

  • Our house colour is green.
  • Our house has also been called Gale, Hall, Thomas, Watson, Watkins, Thie, McKay.
  • Our house is named after the sea area called Cromarty off the North East coast of Scotland.
  • Our house has 224 pupils in it, divided into 8 tutor groups.
  • To view tutor details and contact information click here

Contact Details:

Mr P Bainbridge
House Learning Manager, Cromarty House
Email: pbainbridge@gordano.n-somerset.sch.uk

Assistant House Learning Manager
Mrs Emily Stephens
Email: estephens@gordano.n-somerset.sch.uk 


Biscay House

  • Our house colour is red.
  • Our house has also been called Reid, Ackland, Horrigan, Graves, Williams, Kendrick, and Offer.
  • Our house is named after the sea area called Biscay a huge bay off the coast of France and Spain famous for very rough seas and many shipwrecks.
  • Our house has 224 pupils in it, divided into 7 tutor groups.
  • To view tutor details and contact information click here


Contact Details:

Mr P Welch
House Learning Manager,  Biscay House
Email: pwelch@gordano.n-somerset.sch.uk

Miss A Howell
Assistant House Learning Manager
Email: ahowell@gordano.n-somerset.sch.uk


Portland House

  • Our house colour is yellow.
  • Our house has also been called Sutton, Hussey,and Prevett in the past.
  • Our house is named after the sea area called Portland. This is an area of the Dorset coast west of Weymouth. Portland Island is a peninsular linked to the main land by the shingle bank of Chesil Beach.
  • Our house has 210 pupils in it, divided into 7 tutor groups.
  • To view tutor details and contact information click here

 Contact Details:

Mrs E Prevett 
Head of Portland House
Email: eprevett@gordano.n-somerset.sch.uk

Mr S Faulkner
Assistant House Learning Manager
Email: sfaulkner@gordano.n-somerset.sch.uk


Shannon House

  • Our house colour is blue.
  • Our house has also been called Classey and Stanley in the past.
  • Our house is named after the sea area called Shannon.  The Shannon estuary is a busy shipping area where dolphins are regularly spotted.
  • Our house has 253 pupils in it, divided into 9 tutor groups.
  • To view tutor details and contact information click here

Contact Details:

Mrs J Angliss 
House Learning Manager
Email: jangliss@gordano.n-somerset.sch.uk

Mr R Supple
Assistant House Learning Manager
Email: rsupple@gordano.n-somerset.sch.uk


Year 7 - Transition

Contact Details:

Miss R Moore and Mr D Strick - Transition Learning Maangers(Year 7)

Email: hperrett@gordano.n-somerset.sch.uk
Email: dstrick@gordano.n-somerset.sch.uk

To view tutor details and contact information click here