Francis House is named after St Francis of Assisi. St Francis dedicated himself to the care of others and this is what we try to nurture within our House. We not only look to care for those within our school community, but also the wider community. To this end we look to support local charities when fundraising such as adopting pony’s at the Riding of the Disabled (RDA) Centre in Wilton.
Our main fundraising event this year was our House Charity day where we completed activities to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The pupils in Francis House completed cake sales, dressed in non-school uniform, completed basketball shot challenges, nail painting along with many other activities to raise money. It was a fantastic day with all students getting involved and resulting in Francis House raising over £265!
Francis House is fortunate to have a dedicated team of staff and pupils who support and follow the example of St Francis. Our tutors this year are: Mrs Barrett (Yr11), Mr Blaho (Y10), Mr Monk (Yr9) and Mrs Lowe (Yr8) and Miss Hooper and Mrs Miller (Yr7).
James Fowler has been elected as our House Captain, with Chelsea Davis as his Vice with both students supporting our younger students down the school along with completing duties for Francis House. Ethan Draycott is our House Sports Captain, along with Matthew Dennis as his Vice – who help our sporting pupils as we compete in the Inter-House Competitions across the year.
As Franciscans we always look to do our best in whatever we are doing
Mrs S Barratt (Head of House)
Teresa House is led by Mr Cordell who is supported by a keen and strong back up team: Mrs Henry, Mrs Shuttleworth, Miss Goulding / Mrs Rogerson and Mrs Cullis and Mrs Byam. Non- teaching members of the house include, Mrs Clayton and Mrs O’Hara.
The staff receive very strong support from pupils in the House. Last academic year the Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl were from 11T, so the house had extremely strong leadership at the top. This year, the Year 11 pupils in our House who hold positions of responsibility are Joe Orton (Sports Captain), Marian Arago (House Captain) and Alice (Deputy Captain). Class Captains for years 7, 8, 9, and 10 are all elected at tutor level and rotated to allow all who wish to contribute a chance to do so. We extend a particularly warm welcome to our new Year 7 pupils each year with the enjoyable House Party held within a few weeks of them starting at St. Josephs.
Last year in the house competition we came third, and we are very committed to going at least ‘one better’ than this in 2016-2017. While we are committed to doing well in all forms of competition, we aim to foster Christian values that our house patron, Mother Teresa, stood for: service to, and care for others.
Mrs V Becher (Head of House)
Margaret House is a caring, competitive and determined group of students and staff named after Margaret Pole of Salisbury. In Margaret we encourage each other to be the best we can be and strive for excellence in areas such as academic achievement, and sports within school. As a house our vision is to emulate the School ethos: ‘for every student to have a safe learning environment, to have the opportunity to achieve their full potential and develop morally and socially.’
Within Margaret house there are many fantastic sports stars, musicians and learners, who represent the house in school activities and inter House competitions throughout the year. It is the willingness, participation and enthusiasm of the students that makes our House. We are also very lucky to have a fantastic team of Form Tutors in Mrs Jackson and Mrs Rigg (7M), Mr Sibley (8M), Mr Minns and Mrs Danquah (9M), Mrs Blake (10M) and Mrs Maher (11M) who not only inspire and challenge students to reach their potential, but listen and care for all in their form group.
Our House day is held each year in December and it is a day of fun filled activities that raise funds for our chosen charity Naomi House, which was nominated by the student body. Students run stalls and support each other on the day to help support those in the wider community and local charities. This year the students did a fantastic job, raising £256! To date, the House has donated to Marie Curie, Stars appeal and St John’s ambulance. It is a most enjoyable event that brings all the house together and blue is the order of the day.
Margaret House also enjoys superb leadership from our student representatives; House Captain Jack Quin, Vice House Kane McIntosh Wright and Sports Captain Harry Billington. These students are not only excellent ambassadors for the House, but lead by example and are motivators for the rest of the students.
Mr O Ford (Head of House)
Vincent House is a proud, generous and supportive group of individuals following closely in the footsteps of St Vincent de Paul, known for dedicating his life to serving the poor. Vincent House continue to raise money for those in need, having strong links to the local charity, Help 4 Heroes. Vincent House have risen over £600 in the past couple of years to contribute towards their cause.
Pupils within Vincent House are constantly encouraged to perform to the best of their ability and support each other in doing so.Ian Crumbie is this year’s House Captain, with Luke Bunn as Vice-Captain, both setting the high standards for the rest of Vincent House to follow. As a pair they create a balance of enthusiasm and approachability, acting as outstanding role models. Solenn Davies heads the House as our Pupil Parliament representative with Ian Crumbie’s support.
The House is full of competitive individuals who regularly compete in a number of school activities throughout the year. Luke Jackson is Vincent’s Sports Captain with Lucy Smith as Vice. Their enthusiastic attitude and love of sport motivates other pupils and allows him them to lead by example.
Vincent staff help to uphold the ethos of the school and provide every pupil with the guidance that they deserve in developing themselves in to responsible and mature young adults.
Form Tutors of Vincent House include Miss Mallows & Mr Blakey (7V), Miss McKenzie (8V), Mrs Pearson (9V), Mrs Le Ray (10V) and Mr Brown (11V). Their unique blend of characters gives an excellent atmosphere within the House, pushing pupils to not only achieve, but instilling a desire to achieve in all that they do.
Mr A Blake (Head of House)