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House System

We celebrate the success of all our pupils who strive to achieve their best in all aspects of life

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Welcome to our House System

At Risedale we celebrate the success of all our pupils who strive to achieve their best in all aspects of life. The House System creates a sense of community and promotes healthy competition amongst pupils and staff. Pupils wear a tie in their house colour generating a strong sense of identity and belonging. The House System supports our pupils to develop as confident, resilient, compassionate and successful individuals as outlined in our 5 key ‘Pillars of Success’.

Our House System Vision:

  • To offer new experiences and opportunities
  • To take pride in our school and have personal aspirations
  • To develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills
  • To participate in healthy competition and build resilience
  • To generate a sense of community, showing compassion for others through empathy and friendship

The Houses

Pupils are organised into 4 houses, each representing an inspiring British icon known as our 'House Heroes'. Each House Hero has made a significant and long lasting contribution to society and reflects the attributes we strive to instil in our young people at Risedale.

Check out our current House Points totals here:

Attenborough House

Attenborough House

Head of House: Mr R Ford

Mr Ford joined Risedale in 2018 and teaches Humanities. His interests include golf, football (specifically Newcastle Utd), climate change, nature and cooking/baking.

House Hero: Sir David Attenborough

  • 8 May 1926 - present.
  • World famous naturalist, broadcaster, documentary maker and national treasure.
  • A conservationist who cares deeply about our planet, nature, animals, the environment and climate change.
  • Sir David Attenborough inspires us to have a thirst for knowledge, to care about the world we live in and fight for positive change.

Attenborough - House Heroes Quote Banners July 2020

Pankhurst House

Pankhurst House

Head of House: Miss C Foreman

Miss Foreman joined Risedale in 2018 and teaches Maths. Cheerleading has been a huge part of her life since 2008, she loves anything creative and enjoys scrapbooking in her spare time.

House Hero: Emmeline Pankhurst

  • 15 July 1858 - 14 June 1928.
  • A political activist and suffragette who campaigned for equal rights for women and helped to change law so that women could vote.
  • In 1999, TIME magazine named Pankhurst as one of the '100 Most Important People of the 20th Century', stating: "she shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back".
  • Emmeline Pankhurst inspires us to be resilient and to fight for equality and justice for all.

Pankhurst - House Heroes Quote Banners July 2020

Seacole House

Seacole House

Head of House: Mr H Ahmed

Mr Ahmed joined Risedale in 2019. He teaches Science and is Head of KS3 Science and STEM. His interests include Manchester Utd FC, playing steel pans, music and reading.

House Hero: Mary Seacole

  • 23 November 1805 - 14 May 1881.
  • A Jamaican born pioneer nurse who assisted sick and wounded military personnel during Crimean War.
  • Voted the greatest ‘Black Briton’ 2004.
  • Mary Seacole inspires us to be compassionate to others; to nurture and care, even at the most difficult of times. A resilient woman who challenged convention.

Seacole - House Heroes Quote Banners July 2020

Turing House

Turing House

Head of House: Mr A Hindhaugh

Mr Hindhaugh joined Risedale in 2018 and is the school House System Coordinator. He teaches PE, supports Liverpool FC, loves music and white chocolate.

House Hero: Alan Turing

  • 23 June 1912 - 7 June 1954.
  • The father of theoretical computer science.
  • A coding genius who helped bring about victory in WWII at Bletchley Park by cracking the Enigma Code.
  • In 1952, Alan Turing was arrested for homosexuality – which was then illegal in Britain. Today, he is rightly seen as an important figure in the LGBT community.
  • Alan Turing inspires us to always try our best and to think of new an ingenious ways to solve problems.

Turing - House Heroes Quote Banners July 2020

House Winners for 2020-2021 - SEACOLE

House Winners for 2020-2021 - SEACOLE 🧡
Seacole House Rewards Day Seacole House Rewards Day