Year 11

Year 11 Pastoral Team

The Year 11 team is led by the Raising standards lead Mr Maher and the Vice Principal Mr Smith. The year group is divided up into eight Tutor Groups, each one led by a Form Tutor.

Every pupil is also a member of one of the four Hurstmere Houses - Caxton, Chaucer, Cobham and Sidney.  Each form is linked to a house and competes throughout the year in various events to gain house points for the overall house competition.


Form Tutors

Caxton X             Mrs. Elliot

Caxton Y             Mrs. Bernarte

Chaucer X           Mr. K Mackenzie-Ingle (co-Tutor: Mr. P. Fujamade)

Chaucer Y           Mr. Mangal

Cobham X           Mr. Harris

Cobham Y           Mrs. Bradley (co Tutor: Mr. Joyce)

Sidney X             Mrs. Knight

Sidney Y             Mr. Page

Every member of the team can be contacted via the main school office on 0208 300 5665.


The schedule for Tutor Time is stated below :

Monday: Assembly led by myself or a member of the SLT

Tuesday: Character Education

Wednesday: Pastoral Monitoring

Thursday: Reading DEAL

Friday: Week A: Current Affairs. Week B: Careers Focus


Our Core Values

At Hurstmere, we instill the following core values:

  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Resilience
  • Ambition
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Self-Belief

These are values that will enrich your sons’ life as he moves on to the next stage of his educational journey.



Staff at Hurstmere are here to support pupils as they make their way through the school. We offer a range of support from informal discussions with pupils to more structured interventions such as Peer Mentoring. We are eager to help our pupils and rely on open communications to ensure we can quickly deal with any issues that may arise. Please contact your son’s form tutor in the first instance if you have something you wish to discuss with us.


Our Ethos

At Hurstmere, we are a telling school and members of staff are only too willing to assist students in resolving any issues they have during their school day. Students can speak with their classroom teachers about issues that occur during lessons. During their 20-minute registration boys can also liaise with their form tutors and inform them of any issues they may have in the corridors between lessons and to or from school. As teachers we can work with your son to get the best out of them, we ask that you support us in what we are trying to achieve and take an interest in what they are studying by assisting them in completing homework and resolving conflicts that may occur during the school year.

Revision Sessions

As year 11’s, revision in and outside of class is going to be important to ensure that your son achieves the best possible grades that he can. Each department will run revision sessions after school which your son should look to attend to improve his knowledge in the subject area.


Achievement and Rewards

Pupil achievements are recognized and rewarded in several ways in Year 11. To consistently reward students, we use SIMS to reward pupils with ‘House Points' for excellent effort and work. Each week the top ten pupils will receive a reward postcard from the Raising Standard Lead as recognition of their hard work. Pupils can also receive points towards the annual House competition. Be sure to look out for opportunities throughout the year to contribute to the success of your House. Pupils in Year 11 can also receive letters and praise postcards from teachers and form tutors for their efforts.



Your son will receive homework from his subject teachers, and this should be recorded in his planner and will also be posted on TEAMS. To support the pupils. To make the most of his studies at home a revision timetable should be created.  


Home and School Contact

Every pupil is issued with a school planner at the start of the academic year which becomes their responsibility. This is an excellent resource for pupils to keep themselves organized. It also is a useful vehicle for maintaining close contact between home and school. Teachers may use the planner to communicate with you and you are of course welcome to do the same. Please ensure you check your son’s planner EVERY DAY and that you sign your son’s planner every week. All members of staff can of course be contacted on the main school number.


Important events for Year 11 (Subject to Change)

Year 11 How to Support Your Son

Monday 5th February 2024

Year 11 Elevate Workshop

Tuesday 6th February 2024

PPE 2 Period

Tuesday 20th February – Monday 4th March 2024

Year 11 Parents Evening

Thursday 22nd February 2024

KS4 Reports

Monday 25th March 2024

Year 11 PPE Results

Thursday 28th March 2024

GCSE Exams

Friday 10th May – Wednesday 19th June 2024

Leavers Assembly

Friday 21st June 2024

Results Day

Thursday 22nd August 2024






Mr. Maher
Raising Standard Lead year 11