• Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR
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Sixth Form Induction

On the first day of the Michaelmas Term a full induction programme is organised for new Sixth Formers.

Final details of the programme will be sent to you in the Summer Term but the day will follow the following format:

  • 12.00: Arrive at Social, meet the Tutor and 6.1 Mentor and drop off luggage.
  • 12.30pm: Reception in Clocktower Court Coffee Shop for you and your son with Senior Management, followed by a welcome from the Warden at 12.45pm.
  • 1.00pm: Lunch for parents and boys in Hall with Senior Management and your son's 6.1 Mentor. The 6.1 Mentor will then take your son back to the Social (parents/guardians depart after farewells).
  • 2.30pm: Meeting : "Life at Radley" - Theatre.
  • 3.30pm: Tour of College with Mentors.
  • 5.00pm: Information/questions about A Levels with Mr Rathbone (Academic Director) and Mr Wiseman (Head of Maths) – Clocktower Court.
  • 6.00pm: Supper with Mentors, then back to Social.
  • 8.30pm: Chapel then back to Social.

The Tutor will appoint a Sixth Form Mentor who will take particular responsibility for the new boy.  Mentors act as guides around College for the first few days, ensuring that boys are able to find their way to lessons and activities.  They are also expected to keep the Tutor informed of the settling in process and raise any issues that may be of concern.

In addition to a Tutor, each boy has a Form Master, who plays an integral role in monitoring new boys’ progress.  They are carefully chosen and will teach one of the new boy’s A level subjects so that there is a clear link, through the Form Master, to University application. Whilst the role of the Form Master is predominantly academic supervision, they all take an active role in providing support and advice for their form in all areas of their life at college. 


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