When children join the Academy they are placed into one of three Houses. The three houses are ROMERO (Red), TERESA (Yellow) and MANDELA (Green), named after Archbishop Oscar Romero, Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Nelson Mandela respectively – figures of the 20th century whose lives demonstrate powerfully the difference ordinary, individual humans can make and are real examples of commitment, dedication, courage and integrity. All three of these individuals truly ‘let their light shine’ and are inspirational role models for our children.
The House system runs vertically through the Academy with pupils in every year from Reception to Year 11 placed into one of the three houses. Pupils stay in the same house for the duration of their time at the Academy and siblings will all belong to the same house.
The house system creates a strong family and community feel and provides considerable opportunity for leadership skills for students as they move through the Academy.