House System

The Everest House System 

5 houses

Why do we have a house system?

  • Develops competition and pride in your house through a range of activities across the school provision
  • Promotes year group vertical interaction
  • Promotes academy ethos and values
  • Develops opportunity for leadership
  • Motivates students to work and play hard 

What house might I be in?

The five house names are Sinha (yellow), Fiennes (orange), Richmond (pink), Stephens (green) and Scott (blue). All have successfully climbed Mount Everest.  All students are allocated to a house in year 7, depending on their tutor groups.

Each house has House Captains, Vice House Captains and a Head of House to help encourage participation and support students in all the competitions and activities.

Who are the houses named after?

Arunima Sinha

In May 2013 Sinha became the first amputee to summit Everest. Sinha suffered a tragic injury to her leg and pelvis following a train accident where she was pushed from a train after being attacked by a gang trying to steal her bag. Following her recovery she was inspired to climb Everest and her goal now is to climb all the seven highest peaks in all seven continents.


Sir Ranulph Fiennes

In 2009, Sir Ranulph Fiennes became the oldest Briton to scale the world's highest mountain. The veteran adventurer reached the summit after two previous failed attempts. He had to turn back in 2005 after having a heart attack and through exhaustion in 2008. During his career he has led 30 expeditions. Ranulph is the only man alive ever to have travelled around the Earth's circumpolar surface (more people have been to the Moon!).  He also travelled to the North Pole unaided, completed a 97-day trek across Antarctica and ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. 


Amanda Richmond

In 2009, Amanda Richmond became the oldest British women to summit Everest. Amanda Richmond, 54, battled electrical storms, giant snow plumes and freezing temperatures to scale the 8,850m mountain, the highest on earth. Amanda was a PE teacher and raised money for the British Heart Foundation. Her target was £8,850, £1 for each metre of Everest.  She has visited our school twice to speak to the students about their experiences.


Rebecca Stephens MBE 

In 1993, Rebecca became the first British woman to have climbed Everest. She was a journalist who covered a story of an expedition to Everest and got bitten by the mountaineering bug.  Rebecca then went on to become the first English-speaking woman in the world to climb the Seven Summits; the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.


Douglas Scott CBE

Is an English mountaineer noted for the first ascent of the south-west face of Mount Everest on 24th September, 1975. This also made him the first Britain to achieve this legendary climb. He has carried out 45 expeditions to the highest mountains across the world of which half were by new routes or climbed for the first time in alpine style.

How will I be rewarded?

  1. EPIC Award each lesson.

  2. House Competitions (sporting activities, food banks, department competitions etc.

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