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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

Check out our current House Points totals here:

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.

Attenborough House

Attenborough House

Head of House: Mr R Ford

Deputy Head of House: Miss A Walker

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 to fight for positive change.

Attenborough - House Heroes Quote Banners July 2020

Pankhurst House

Pankhurst House

Head of House: Ms C Knight

Deputy Head of House: Mr J Metcalfe

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 the 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: Mrs Southworth-Gedye

Deputy Head of House: Mr A Hill

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 N Watkinson

Deputy Head of House: Mr J Craggs

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 and ingenious ways to solve problems.

Turing - House Heroes Quote Banners July 2020