The House System at Holyrood
Holyrood Academy operates a house system, with students organised into four houses. Every student in Years 7 – 13 wears a pin badge denoting the colour of their house. This helps to generate a sense of house identity within the school community.
Our houses are named after geographical features of Somerset:
Throughout the year, the houses compete in a series of events to win points for their house. These include:
• Pi Day
• Drama costume design
• Dance competitions
• Sports Day
Students can also add to their house totals through earning house points for excellent work and effort and a range of other smaller activities organised throughout the year.
Earning house points
There are many activities running through the school year for students to contribute to their House. Each house point awarded to students automatically adds to the house total and these are recorded by the students and given to Heads of House to be entered in the system. Students can also gain house points for taking part in extra-curricular activities, for representing the school and for participating in many enrichment activities.
The house competition is about participation and working together with students from all year groups. It provides students with opportunities to be a leader by being elected a House Captain, Sports Captain or Head of House.
The houses also work hard to raise funds for charities that are selected by each house on an annual basis.
The selected charities for 2019/20 are:
• Blackdown - Jemima Layzell Trust
• Brendon - Cystic Fibrosis Trust
• Quantock - Scope
• Mendip - Young Minds
We encourage every student to be active members of their house and take every opportunity to gain points for their house. Every point is vital to help be the winning team and lift the house cup on sports day at the end of the summer term!