Each year group is split into four houses: William Wilberforce (Green), Millicent Fawcett (Yellow), Alexander Fleming (Red) and Mary Seacole (Blue). These historical figures represent our core values of Learning, Achievement, Nurture, Fellowship, Resilience, being Active, Nobility and Community. Throughout the year, students are awarded house points based on their behaviour, attendance and for inter-house competitions. The house with most points is awarded the House Cup at the end of the year. During Charities Week, each house will run their own charity event and all money raised is split between the four chosen house charities.
Wilberforce House (Green) represents the core values of Achievement and being Active.
William Wilberforce (1759-1833) was a British Politician who was prominent in the struggle to abolish slavery and the slave trade.
Demonstrating our core values of Achievement and being Active, he attended parliament, arguing for freedom for all slaves and introducing a number of anti-slavery motions.
This year, Wilberforce House has chosen to raise money for CAYSH.
‘Croydon Association for Young Single Homeless’
CAYSH works with young people facing homelessness in London, providing safe homes and supporting them to enable them to achieve.
Money raised so far £169
Seacole House (Blue) represents the core values of Nurture and Community.
Mary Seacole (1805-1881) established the British Hotel during the Crimea War to provide a ‘mess-table and comfortable quarters for sick and convalescent officers.’ She also visited the battlefield, sometimes under fire, to nurse the wounded.
Demonstrating our core values of Nurture and Community, she offered help and support to those who were in need.
This year, Seacole House has chosen to raise money for ACT.
‘African Child Trust’
ACT is working in a number of African countries to relieve poverty and educate disadvantaged children, so they can achieve. ACT also works towards empowering widows through training to generate income to help sustain their families.
Sending, Educating, Empowering, Developing
Money raised so far £163
Fawcett House (Yellow) represents the core values of Resilience and Fellowship.
Millicent Fawcett (1847-1929) was a political leader who campaigned for women’s suffrage.
Demonstrating our core values of Resilience and Fellowship, she persevered with her beliefs about women’s rights and encouraged others to stand with her through the organisation of peaceful protests.
This year, Fawcett house has chosen to raise money for Young Roots.
‘Helping Young Refugees to Realise their Potential’
Young Roots provide support and activities for young refugees and asylum seekers. The mission is to improve the well-being and life chances of young refugees and asylum seekers by giving them the opportunity to realise their rights and achieve.
Money raised so far £183
Fleming House (Red) represents the core values of Learning and Nobility.
Alexander Fleming (1881-1955) was a bacteriologist and Nobel Prize winner who discovered Penicillin.
Demonstrating our core values of Learning and Nobility through completing years of scientific research, he helped improve and develop medicines and vaccines. Through his research, Penicillin was able to be mass-produced by the American drugs industry, helping millions of people overcome bacterial infections.
This year Fleming house has chosen to raise money for Scope.
‘Equality for Disabled People’
The Scope team work to provide equality for disabled people within the community. They provide practical advice and emotional support to individuals who need those most, running a range of employment and community engagement programmes.
Money raised so far £166