Sapphire House

Welcome to Sapphire House – House Champions 2017-18

Welcome to Sapphire House, I am so proud that we retained the House trophy for a second year. This was down to the hard work and dedication of all members of Sapphire house. This year will be even more difficult but we are determined to still be at the forefront of the house system.

We will continue to work hard to ensure students participate and achieve in the curriculum and extracurricular opportunities. We have a strong group of tutors and support staff all who are keen for the house and students to succeed.

Head of House

House Captains

Dillon Thompson – Dillon is in year 11 and works hard to promote both the ethos of Sapphire along with organising house rep meetings and house teams. He is a very visible member of the house team regularly visiting each tutor group

Sophie Chase – Sophie is now in year 12 and has worked hard for the house since its inception. She is keen to see the house be successful and has taken a leading role in the running of the house.

Vice Captains

I am pleased to announce that we have 4 excellent vice captains this academic year

Year 12 – Kurt Jackson

Year 11 – Izzy Moore

Year 11 – Josh Stimpson

Year 10 – Cameron Henderson

All will be helping Dillon and Sophie ensure that Sapphire are at the forefront of the house system and will be encouraging students to partake in house competitions.

Tutor Reps

This year’s tutor reps are:

7TJO -

8VBO – Grace Hodges

8HJH – Josh Amalu

9JGO – Tom Conlon

10HCH – Cameron Henderson

11CCO - Izzy Moore

11KTO – Josh Stimpson

Sapphire House Motto

We aspire for every member of Sapphire house, whether student or staff, to be committed to fulfilling his or her potential, both academically and within the whole school community. That is why we have chosen as our motto


Everyone in the Sapphire House team tries to live up to that bold aim by trying to achieve at every level of the academy community. All students play a big part in running Sapphire House, particularly through our tutor rep and house rep system. The reps are responsible for driving the performance of the House across all areas. As a team they are led by our House captains; Rosie Anderson and Jamie-Lee Hutchings. These two are supported by a team of students from each tutor group.

Sapphire House Charity

Sapphire house will be supporting Willen Hospice a charity close to a number of students and staff. Throughout the year we will raise money through a series of events within school. We are keen to provide a strong link with the Hospice.

This year we raised over £100 in a short time. We will be running a lot more activities to raise money this year.

Sapphire House Song

Our house song will be GALA – Freed from Desire. We believe this encapsulates exactly what our students should believe and gives us the winning feeling.


Last academic year 4 students achieved 100% attendance throughout the year:

- Jaydon Mangan

- Morgan O'Callaghan

- Isabelle Moore

- Tyler Tippins


We firmly believe that a clear, fair, rewards system is at the heart of a good school. We recognise and promote student achievement, contribution and leadership through the six core values of STRIPE: Self-management, Teamwork, Reflective Learning, Independent Learning, Participation and Experimental thinking. These core values will set our students on a path to success, not only in academic life, but in the wider world.

Attendance League -

Champions league – 2nd 2018

Premier league - 1st 2018

Attendance Cup –

Winners 2017 – 7PHA

Sports Day -

2017 – 2nd overall

2017 – Winners afternoon activities

Inter-house Competitions


· IT Icon Competition Winners

· Year 8 Spanish Winners

· Paper Plane Challenge

· Year 11 Football


· Football – years 8, 9, 11 and 12

· Lineball – year 9&10

· House Logo competition

· History What if? Competition

· Spanish – year 7 winners

· Creative Temple run competition – year 7 winners

· IT competition – Year 7/8, year 9/10, year 11/12 winners

· Table Tennis – Year 11 winners

· Trampolining – Year9/10, Year 11/12 winners

· Typing Cat challenge – overall winners

· House copper challenge - Winners