Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


Such an array of activities is greatly valued by students and ensures that the academy makes a very strong contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the students.

Ofsted 2013

Our ethos and culture are at the heart of our House system, which revolves around a sense of community and a feeling of belonging. All students are valued and encouraged to work together and contribute for the common good. The development of stronger student/staff relationships are at the heart of all that is good about the House system.

All students in the Secondary Phases are assigned to one of the four Houses:

Eagle Falcon Hawk and Kestrel

Students collect personal house points for good work in the classroom and around the Academy revolving around our '3 Ps System' - Prepared, Polite and Productive.

There are regular House competitions taking place in a variety of disciplines, including: sports; cooking; chess; maths; science; and music

Individual house points and competition results culminate in weekly and termly House totals and, at the end of the year, the House with the most points is awarded the House Cup.

Students benefit from a sense of:

  • community
  • ethos
  • identity
  • belonging
  • team spirit
  • loyalty
  • friendship
  • competition
  • celebration of success
  • FUN!