The Ruth Gorse Academy runs a house system to promote healthy competition, social cohesion and a sense of belonging. The house system is an integral part of academy life and all staff and students are allocated a house.

What does it mean to be a member of a school house?

  • Enjoyment
  • A sense of belonging
  • High expectations
  • Teamwork
  • Resilience
  • Support and guidance from older students
  • High Aspirations
  • A family within school
how does the house system work

All forms are assigned a house and each of those houses has a member of the senior leadership team and staff member allocated as their ‘Head of House’.

How do we gain points?

House points are gained through participating in house competitions either as an individual or a team.

Example points system:
1st: 50 points
2nd: 40 points
3rd: 30 points
4th: 20 points

House points are also awarded for participation or spectating. Points will be awarded as follows:

Example points system:
Participating: 2 points
Spectating: 1 point

House points are awarded to both students and staff and both parties are equally responsible for gaining points towards winning The Ruth Gorse House Cup!