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’.
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:
Mr Ford joined Risedale in 2018 and teaches Humanities. His interests include golf, football (specifically Newcastle Utd), climate change, nature and cooking/baking.
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.
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.
Mr Hindhaugh joined Risedale in 2018 and is the school House System Coordinator. He teaches PE, supports Liverpool FC, loves music and white chocolate.
Pupils are rewarded for exceptional work in the classroom, by taking part in inter-house competitions and extra-curricular activities, as well as contributing to the life of the college and wider community.
House points are awarded to individuals and logged on Epraise, our online reward system; from here pupils can keep track of their personal reward points, as well as seeing how they have contributed to the overall points total for their particular House.
Each week during our school assembly, one pupil is presented with The Headteacher’s Award, and one tutor group receives The Attendance Cup which is given to the tutor group with the highest attendance percentage. Awards are also given in class for Star of the Week and Student of the Month. Celebration assemblies are held each term and an annual Presentation Evening recognises and celebrates the outstanding achievements of our pupils.
Our House captains are responsible for: