House System

Four Houses

The School is divided into four Houses. Each House depicts a scientific theme.

Bell House (yellow): named after the astronomer, Jocelyn Bell

Carson House (green): named after the environmentalist, Rachel Carson

Durrell House (blue): named after the environmentalist, Gerald Durrell

Kroto House (red): named after the chemist, Sir Harold Kroto

Heads of House

Heads of House are responsible for the organisation of House events and well being of students within their House.

  • BELL: Mr R Gillon
  • CARSON: Awaiting new appointment
  • DURRELL: Miss Ashman
  • KROTO: Mr R Giblin

Senior House Leaders

There are two Senior House Leaders from Year 12 who support the Heads of House. There is also an additional four House Leaders who work with the Senior House Leaders.

House Events

There are three main House events each year – one per term.

  • House Drama - Autumn Term
  • House Music - Spring Term
  • House Sport - Summer Term

Every department organises and runs a House event during the year; please refer to the House notice boards in A and B block for upcoming events.

House Points

All events will be scored using a simple points system:

  • 1st - 8 points
  • 2nd - 6 points
  • 3rd - 4 points
  • 4th - 2 points

This applies to overall finishing positions from Years 7-11 not individual Year groups.

League tables will be displayed on the House notice boards and in form rooms.

There will also be House points awarded for attendance, commendations and environmental efforts.

Upcoming Events

23 Oct

Half Term

23 October, 2017 – 27 October, 2017
 
24 Oct

New York trip

24 October, 2017 – 29 October, 2017 (1:00am)
 
06 Nov

Year 11(F) Mock Interviews

6 November, 2017 – 10 November, 2017
 
09 Nov

Prospective Sixth Form Evening

All Day