House System

We are extremely proud of our House System at Hope Academy. Our House System focuses on developing the character of our students and allows us to celebrate and reward our students daily which creates another level of pastoral support where both staff and students feel like they belong to a House Family. The House System creates many opportunities for celebrating our students and encourages them to partake in a range of activities such as charity work, sponsored events and the celebration of worldwide events.

Our House names were carefully selected and decided upon as they all link to the Christian ecumenical communities. Students wear badges that show which House they belong to and the names and colours of our Houses are as follows:

Taizé – Burgundy, France

Iona – Scottish Island

Corrymeela – Ballycastle and Belfast

Othona – Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex

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The House System gives students the chance to socialise and interact with students from different year groups whilst maintaining the Inspire Group structure. It also allows us to implement different competitions and events throughout the academic year to ensure that all students can be actively involved in a range of experiences to support their House.

Staff are able to reward students by giving them Respect, Courage, Ambition and OIAWD Reward Points. Reward Points are then added to a weekly and overall running total for their House. The winning House, with the most Reward Points at the end of the year, are rewarded with the House Festival and presented with the House Cup. Heads of House also regularly reward students with certificates for the amount of Reward Points that individuals collect throughout the year.


Year 11 Prefect Leadership

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House Ambassador Leadership

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Student Voice Leadership

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  • 4/12/2023 Our fabulous choir bringing the Christmas spirit to 🎄🥰
  • 4/12/2023 £150 raised this evening for Teenage Cancer Trust 👏🏼👏🏼 Thank you to everyone who donated and came to support this evening. WOW! 🎄
  • 4/12/2023 Day 4's BAD JOKE FOR ADVENT!Q: Why are Christmas trees so bad at sewing? 🪡🎄A: They always keep dropping their needles! 🤣
  • 4/12/2023 Such talented students 🎵
  • 4/12/2023 Amazing performances for our Christmas concert this evening 🎄
  • 4/12/2023 Today’s shout out is for Year 9. This week they worked in pairs to find out more about the different ways animals are used in food, entertainment etc and decided how they felt about each case study. Some group paired reading and very sensible conversations.
  • 4/12/2023 Day 3 answers to the Careers at Christmas Challenge 🎅
  • 4/12/2023 Day 4 - Careers at Christmas Challenge - try out this languages challenge!
  • 4/12/2023 This class was a lovely start to the week! They worked hard and made some really beautiful observations at the end of the session. Well done! 🙂✝️🎄🙏 Read more
  • 4/12/2023 Music Christmas Concert 2023 🎄Great turnout for our incredibly talented pupils 🙌
  • 4/12/2023 One week to go!! 11th of December! We are raising money for this year. Everyone is welcome so come along and have a fab time! We are selling tickets for £1 but you can also sponsor online. Please see the link below to our Just Giving page:Read more
  • 4/12/2023 Huge shout out to the newly formed 28A3, they have worked really well this morning in the chapel during the Advent workshop.