Every member of the school belongs to one of the four Houses which are named after four Shropshire Castles. The colour of the school emblem on students’ sweatshirts represents the House colour.
As part of our commitment to the local and wider community we support four House charities. During the school year each House runs charity events to raise money for their charity.
House Competitions are a well-loved competitive element to school life, and one that we encourage all of our school community to contribute towards. A spirit of healthy competition is central to the House system. Students compete in a series of House competitions and challenges during the year. Points are awarded for participation and success in these events and are added to the tally of individual points awarded for excellent work or helpful behaviour. The winning House overall last year was Hopton.
Last year, we are delighted to have members of our alumni and local business community involved in launching, judging and awarding prizes for our House competitions. This year, our House Captains are going to take leadership over the competition themes, and we hope to continue including our Wider Community in these as much as possible. A key focus is to develop employability skills, in particular creativity and team work, and for the whole school to get involved in a shared goal. We hope everyone enjoys the programme ahead:
|Autumn Term||First Half||Poetry competition|
|Autumn Term||Second Half||Team Challenge - Marathon|
|Spring Term||First Half||STEM challenge – Famous Landmarks|
|Spring Term||Second Half||British Values|
|Summer Term||First Half||Photography Challenge – Street From Your Feet|
|Summer Term||Second Half||Past and Present|
In Year 11, students are rewarded for their commitment towards independent research and their willingness to attend support/revision sessions. Students have loyalty cards and each completed card puts them into a raffle to win a voucher every half term. We are committed to ensuring that our students are rewarded for their personal commitment. Students are also working towards achieving their Prom Pass, a set of targets that they must meet to be invited to the legendary Belvidere School Prom.