Houses

Houses

Students are assigned to one of our six Houses when they join the school: Campbell; Edison; Newton; Priestley; Smeaton or Winstanley.

These House groups remain together throughout their time at school. They meet each morning for registration and are taught as a class in Year 7 & 8 and for Personal, Social and Health Education.

In these lessons, students are led by tutors and external speakers to develop the skills and attitudes necessary for their moral and physical well-being. Our full time co-ordinator and a Careers South West advisor provide careers advice.

Heads of House, supported by Deputy Heads of House, oversee the progress and welfare of students across the years.

Successful models of student to student support, for example our peer mentors and subject ambassadors, are based upon older students working with younger students.  The House system provides many opportunities for older students to inspire and encourage their younger peers and develops a sense of service, belonging and competitiveness.

There are opportunities for students to lead in all year groups as they contribute to the work of their Houses.  Developing leadership skills enables our students to stand out from their peers elsewhere and equips them for the reality of post-16 learning and for the world of work.