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All students are encouraged to take on responsibilities and contribute to Gordon's life through our extensive opportunities in volunteering and leadership. As well as helping to build self-esteem and confidence, these opportunities cultivate the character attributes of courtesy, integrity, determination, enthusiasm and resilience which underpin the school ethos. 

Activities Linked with Qualifications/Training

CCF & DofE Adventurous Training Opportunities

Please click here to read about adventurous training opportunities with CCF. (Y11-Y13) Non-Commissioned Officer Training occurs during P7. Once trained, NCOs can assist with Y10 CCF activities, Army Camp and P7 shooting. 

Students who complete their Gold DofE can assist in training and expeditions for the Bronze and Silver awards. See Mr Fox/Major Balmer for further information.

National Citizen Service

"National Citizen Service (NCS) is a way for 15 to 17 year olds living in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to make extraordinary friendships, learn the skills they don’t teach in class, and create unforgettable memories."

Please see Mrs Forster for further details or visit for more information.

Coaching and refereeing courses

At Gordon’s we aim to increase the number of opportunities available for students to gain experience and accredited qualifications in sport. Students will be kept informed of any opportunities through the Heads of Sport.
Currently students in Year 10 and above can complete a two-day Rugby Refereeing course (paid for by the school) which allows them to referee school matches, whilst being mentored by Mr Matthews. Once qualified, officials will be given a ‘kit’ to fulfil their duties and Year 12 and 13 students can put this activity towards their volunteering hours for the school.
Those interested in taking part should contact Mr Matthews and ensure they sign up for Rugby Referees as one of their P7 choices.


We currently require Lifeguards to support our P7 and Saturday morning school activities. The Director of Co-Curricular will assist students in sourcing appropriate courses. If students commit, Gordon’s will cover the cost of the qualification and students will, in return, offer a minimum of 20 hours unpaid lifeguarding. Students in Year 12 and 13 who complete their National Pool Lifeguard Qualification out of school, can ‘earn’ their course fees back through Lifeguarding at school. Gordon's will provide volunteer lifeguards with a polo shirt.

Those interested in taking part should contact Ms Holmes.

Active Surrey

A number of students have the opportunity to lead and assist with local competition for Primary and Secondary schools, through our links with Active Surrey and the Surrey School Games. These opportunities are often open to students studying GCSE PE, but on occasions students from other year groups may be requested. Students receive some training prior to competitions which include activities such as TAG Rugby, Hockey Quicksticks, Kwik Cricket, Tri Golf, mini Tennis, and Basketball.
Students will be notified by the PE department when opportunities arise.

Sports Leaders

Year 11 and Year 12 students in their core PE lesson have the option to complete a Level 2 Sports Leadership Award. This is a nationally recognised qualification through Sports Leaders UK which prepares students for leading a sports activity under direct supervision. The syllabus is designed to develop generic leadership skills that can be applied to a variety of sporting situations, as well as contributing to the personal development of the individual. Sports leaders are required to complete 10 hours of voluntary service, demonstrating their ability to lead others in sport sessions, in addition to attending their weekly lessons. Ultimately, we aim to prepare responsible, motivated and confident people who can lead safe, purposeful and enjoyable sporting activities.
How to get involved:
Sign up for 'Sports Leaders' as your PE option choice for the Autumn and Spring terms. Ms Holmes leads the course.

Whole School Leadership 


  • Anti-Bullying Committee

These House based groups meet termly. The Assistant Head Pastoral also leads an anti-bullying assembly at the start of the academic year where the anti-bullying ethos is explained and, if bullying is reported, work is done to resolve it.

  • Food Committee

Two representatives from each House meet termly with the Catering Manager and Assistant Head Pastoral. Over a working lunch, students make comments and suggestions that represent their Houses' views on the food and dining experience at School. In addition, students and staff have the opportunity to voice their opinions through food surveys throughout the academic year.

  • House Committee

These meetings take place in Houses with representatives from each year. These meetings occur at least once a term.

  • Boarders’ Council

These student forums take place regularly with either the Deputy Head Pastoral or Assistant Head Pastoral. The findings and student views are fed back to Heads of House for discussion, and acted upon where possible.

  • Charity Committee

Representatives from across the year groups meet termly with the Assistant Head Pastoral and either the Deputy Head Girl or Boy, who play an active part in leading discussions and ideas for future fundraising events, like themed Mufti-Days. The aim is also to engage regularly with national fundraising events.

  • Eco Committee

Led by either the Deputy Head Girl or Boy and keen and interested staff, this committee meets every term. The committee is looking at ways to reduce waste, particularly of food.

  • Tutor Meetings

Held once per term, tutors encourage students to suggest agenda items, which may be discussed at the School Council meetings.

  • School Council

This meets once a term with the Head. It is chaired by the Head Boy/Girl and the Deputy Head Boy/Girl. Representatives take items for discussion that were raised at the Tutor meetings earlier in the term.

  • Sixth Form Committee

This is comprised of two Y12 students and one Y13 from each House, with a Chairman who has been elected by the students themselves. Meetings are held once every half term and students are encouraged to provide agenda points to be discussed. 

  • Sixth Form Social Committee

This is comprised of one Y12 and one Y13 from each House. The Social Committee promote social events and are involved in the organisation and running of these, whilst encouraging participation across the student body.

Junior Prefects 

In addition to the existing leadership responsibilities within Houses, we have Junior Prefects and Inter-House Captains.

Both roles are fundamental to the running of our Inter-House competitions and will enable students to excel in areas that are of particular interest to them. We are hoping that through the added responsibility of overseeing the House entries and being pro-active in team selections, you will be provided with several opportunities to improve leadership skills such as time management which is a valuable life skill.

Details of leadership positions within the Houses can be found below:

Augusta House

Head of House Zara Cracroft
House Captain Hannah Hailu
House Sergeant Jordyne Hodge
Inter-House Captain Adeola Onanuga
Junior Prefect Katie Cusdin
Junior Prefect Cherry McMahon
Junior Prefect Sophie Dove
Junior Prefect Anna Dunbar
Junior Prefect Eilidh Falconer
Sports Captain Nnenna Oyeka
Art Captain Olivia Sharma
Music Captain Daniella Corbin
Drama Captain KAtie Rutherford










Balmoral House

Head of House James Kennett
House Captain George Hawkins
House Sergeant Ifiok Essien
Inter-House Captain Jasper Poulter
Junior Prefect Sam Conlan
Junior Prefect Ryan Finn
Junior Prefect George Whiteman
Junior Prefect Oakley Boocock
Junior Prefect Matthew Shoubridge







Buckingham House

Head of House Alex Nell and Sam Foakes
House Captain Max Ellis
House Sergeant Ryan Martin
Inter-House Captain Matt Cockerham
Junior Prefect Max Harris
Junior Prefect Dan Lowe
Right hand markers Pedro Gomez, Pete Given, Samuel Hudson
Junior Prefect Zak Fulk
Junior Prefect Alan Mackenzie







China House

Head of House Laura Gumbrell
House Captain Jess de Vere Green and Mattie Bradshaw 
House Sergeant Chloe Dunne and Poppy de Vere Green
Inter-House Captain Lucy Spruzs
Junior Prefect Charlotte Preece
Junior Prefect Keavy Bye
Junior Prefect Katie Beet
Junior Prefect Katie Hancock






Gravesend House

Head of House Nat Brittany
House Captain George Hurt
House Sergeant Harry Porter
Inter-House Captain Max Roffey
Junior Prefect Tom Robinson
Junior Prefect Joey Kenworthy
Junior Prefect William McKechnie
Junior Prefect Jack Baker
Junior Prefect Marcus Smith
Junior Prefect George Taylor








Kensington House

Head of House Amy Beet
House Captains Kristina Hay and Carys Lawrence
House Sergeants Lexi Genetay and Poppy Colloff
Inter-House Captain Carys Lawrence
Junior Prefect Teresa Stander
Junior Prefect Sara Taylor
Junior Prefect Eve Clifford
Junior Prefect Dina Khan
Junior Prefect Alyssa Kotecha
Senior Prefect Rebecca Dovener
Senior Prefect Emily Smith
Senior Prefect Poppy Colloff
Senior Prefect Lexi Gentay
Sports Captain Alice Russell
Art Captain Lexi Genetay
Drama Captain Dina Khan
Music Captain Theresa Stander and Cerys Lawrence












Khartoum House

Head of House Tom Wellard
House Captain Simon Carr
House Sergeant Dan Farrow
Inter-House Captains Tate Pilgrim and Dan farrow
Junior Prefect

Connor Kirkpatrick

Junior Prefect

Dan Howard

Junior Prefect

Adam Kruger

Junior Prefect

Tom Pinder

Junior Prefect Ben Jackson
Junior Prefect Benji Rothwell








Sandringham House

Head of House Magnus Fotheringham
House Captain Ryan Denning
House Sergeant Max Beken
Inter-House Captain Liam MacDonald
Junior Prefect Jon Mackie
Junior Prefect Stefan Henden
Junior Prefect Alex Saunders
Junior Prefect Paddy Howell







Victoria House

Head of House Eleanora Crespi
House Captains Victoria Wright and Hannah Gordon
House Sergeants Lucy Kirkby and Chloe Burrell
Inter-House Captains Lizzie Mosdell and Rhian Harrison
Junior Prefect Amelia Gormley
Junior Prefect Kathryn Beckett
Junior Prefect Libby Tilbrook
Junior Prefect Grace Cottage
Junior Prefect Kathryn Gooch
Junior Prefect Albany Ogunbufunmi








Windsor House

Head of House Gemma Wood
House Captain Gemma Wood
House Sergeant Caroline Kelly and Megan Chagger
Deputy Student Head of House Natasha Gerrard
Senior Inter-House Prefect Gwyneth Sotuminu
Head Boarder Alice Hickin
Head Day Boarder Sophie Slimm
Junior Prefect: Sports Eleanor Hing (Y10)
Junior Prefect: Arts Helena Beavis (Y10)

Senior Prefects from January 2017

David Hutchings (Head Boy)
Daniel Farrow (Deputy Head Boy)
Victoria Wright (Head Girl)
Gwyneth Sotuminu (Deputy Head Girl)
Kanyinsola Adeshina
Beth Anning
Poppy Colloff
Zara Cracroft
Eleonora Crespi
Connor Curtis
Poppy de Vere Green
Alex Duke
Max Ellis
Ifiok Essien
Rhys Evans
Grace Francis
Lexi Genetay
Hannah Gordon
Hannah Hailu
Amy Hannam
Alice Hickin
Ben Jones
Haiba Khan
Tom Lara
Killian Lines
Peter Millard
Lizzie Mosdell
Ileri Oyeneyin
Harry Porter
Phoebe Scholefield
Gemma Wood
Sophie Slimm