Please can someone in the know explain how the House system and tutor group allocations work at AGS please? A friend whose DS is going in September has told me that you can choose/request which house your DS goes into. She heard this in the context of her wanting her DS to be in the same house as his friends so that they can play their preferred team sport all together. Apparently, they're all going to request to be in the same house
Apart from the obvious narrowing of opportunities to make new friends, I think this is totally wrong and thought that AGS allocates each child to a tutor group with each tutor group representing one of the 6 houses. Presumably there is then some inter-house sporting competitiveness but for those keenies like my friends DS and his mates who want to play more sport, any extra-curricular sport would be open to anyone across the whole year group and house loyalties wouldn't come into it?
I didn't want to spout off without checking my facts first - am I right?