Pastoral System

Our pastoral system is at the very heart of all we do at St Hilda’s. The personal development of our young people is paramount.  Students who feel supported and nurtured will develop into the young people who make a difference to society and aspire to be the best they can be.  Out new PSHE programme supports this development and has been completely re-written to reflect the challenges and opportunities our young people experience.

The role of the form tutor cannot be underestimated. The form tutor, where possible, will stay with their form from Year 7 to Year 11.  This allows the relationship to develop and they will support each student throughout their time with us.

In addition to the role of the form tutor, we have worked with our students to introduce a house system. Each student will be assigned to a house; siblings will be in the same house.  Each house has its own identity, outlined below.  We decided on our 5 houses as a school.  We held a whole-school assembly where 11 potential house names were suggested to all staff and students.  These were all people who had shaped Liverpool and made their mark on society, some historical and some very contemporary.  Everyone voted, with the exception of Mrs Code, who is impartial.  The 5 names with the most votes became our houses:

We are looking forward to seeing the development of our house system, with its competitions and rewards, over the coming months.


Each student starts the year with 50 reward points and can build them up throughout the year for various rewards and certificates as shown in the table below. Rewards range from in school privileges such as front of the lunch queue passes and free treats from the dining room to bought in rewards such as pens, water bottles and power packs. The house with the most reward points at the end of the year will be rewarded with a trip towards the end of the summer term. We have spent a long time planning our new rewards system for our students. We want to celebrate our students’ fantastic behaviour, attendance and effort.  We have consulted students and have taken on board their ideas.  Celebration assemblies have already been introduced this year and we want to build on the confidence they give our students.  Parents of students currently at St Hilda’s, please make sure you check our Parent Portal on a regular basis.

Student Reward Guidance

Excellent piece of classwork/homework 2 points
Contribution around school

(for example helping collect litter outside)

2 points
Citizenship point

(helping other students within school)

2 points
External point

(issued for noteworthy task completed outside of school). For example volunteering with a youth group.

2 points
Sporting participation (representation) St Hilda’s / House in a sporting event) 2 points
Sporting achievement (winning as part of a team or as an individual) 2 points
Participation in school / Form group participation 2 points


Attendance Reward

100% weekly attendance

 5 points
Monthly attendance award

95% or above attendance per month

5 points


House Rewards

Point totals
Bronze voucher 75 points
Bronze certificate 100 points
Silver voucher 150 points
Silver certificate 200 points
Gold voucher 250 points
Gold certificate 300 points
Platinum voucher 350 points
Platinum certificate 450 points
Diamond certificate and voucher 600 points