Introduced in September 2017, our House System is encouraging students to mix more outside of their usual groups. Increased teamwork across years is creating a more cohesive student body, whilst form groups being divided amongst the Houses leads to some healthy competition.
There are many opportunities for students to gain House points, both through individual accomplishments and inter-House competitions in areas such as sport, languages and music.
Every Friday we publish the House points totals on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and students can see the star students and points breakdowns for each week displayed in the noticeboards in the main foyer.
There are five Houses, with names inspired by the elements of the school badge. In this way the school is linking the old with the new. All students belong to either Bridge (green), Crosier (purple), Leger (red), River (blue) or Wheatsheaf (gold) House. For Years 7 to 10, their House is denoted be the coloured stripe on their blazer.
Each House is led by a member of staff who acts as Head of House, together with a House Captain from the Sixth Form and Vice Captains from Years 10 and 11. Other opportunities for student leadership are being developed.
The Director of the House System is Ben Daly. The information below will be updated autumn 2018.
|House||Head of House||House Captain|
|Bridge (Green)||Mr Thorne||Molly 12Ch||Freddie 11Yo and Millie 10Te|
|Crosier (Purple)||Miss McAdam||Scarlett 12Ch||Grace 11Wx and Tilly 10Sn|
|Leger (Red)||Mr Dominy||Oliver 13Ca/Gt||Eddie 11Wx and Jaden 10Gg/Jn|
|River (Blue)||Mr Hall||Bethan 12De/Bd||Ellie 11Cc and Elizabeth 10Fi|
|Wheatsheaf (Gold)||Mrs Brading||Jasmine 12Mx||Emily 11Cr and Anastasia 10Wn|
House Meetings and Charities
Regular House meetings are led by the House Captain and Vice Captains. All students are welcome to come along, share ideas and collaborate. The House meetings also give students the opprtunity to plan fundraising activities for their House charity.
House competitions this term
Art – Year 7, 8 and 9 Photography competition
Business Studies – Year 8 Enterprise day
Classics – All year groups, Epic poetry competition
English – Year 7-11 Topic Quiz
English – Year 8 Trailer competition
Food – Year 7, 8 and 9 Top Chef competition
Food – Year 7 Healthy Smoothie competition
Food – Year 7 1* Chef competition
Food – Year 8 2* Chef competition
Food – Year 9 Best of British research competition
Ethics – Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 Spiritual Arts competition
History – Year 7 Stretch and Challenge task
History – Year 9 WW2 Memorial project
History – Year 10 Martin Luther King fact file
History – Year 12 Essay competition
Maths – Year 7-11 PiXL competition
MFL – Year 7 Foreign language spelling Bee (Round 3)
MFL – All year groups, Mother Tongue Other Tongue poetry competition
MFL – All year groups, Tour De France Challenge
PE - Year 7, 8 and 9 Athletics (Boys and Girls compete together) competition
PE – Year 12 and 13 ‘Wednesday 5’ competitions
Resource Centre – Year 7-13 Book competition
Science – Year 7 and 9 Big Bang Fair competition
Science – Year 7, 8 and 9 Swavesy Science challenge
Science – Year 8 Bridge challenge
Science – Year 9 STEM Day
Science – Year 9 Family STEM evening
Science – Year 10 Sarah Miller prize
Science – Year 10 Tassomai progress challenge
Science – Year 11 Awkright Engineering scholarship
Science – Year 12 Post-exam competition
Science – Year 12 Lab’ book prize
Science – Year 12 and 13 Porter prize