House System

House System

At Coleridge Community College, every student and member of staff belongs to one of our four Houses: Attenborough, Clarke, Davies and Taylor. At the end of Year 6, our new students receive a letter from their new Head of House placing them into one of our Houses. 

Throughout the academic year, there are a range of events which are designed to promote healthy competition and help to establish a sense of belonging and community. These range from traditional sporting activities, to whole school quizzes and challenges. During these events, students are rewarded with House points for their efforts and support. Additionally, hard work is rewarded within the classroom with points given for academic endeavours. 

At the end of each academic year the winners of the House Championship are presented with the prestigious House Cup in recognition of their achievements. 

Attenborough - “Dedication and hard work”

Sir David Attenborough is an English broadcaster and natural historian. Best known for writing and presenting nature documentaries in conjunction with the BBC. 

While his earlier work focused on the wonders of the natural world, his later work has been devoted to supporting environmental causes.

"Taking our name from the famous broadcaster, natural historian and Cambridge alumnus, Sir David Attenborough, our House is heavily influenced by our namesake’s passionate nature. His enthusiasm and altruism inspires us to honour him through dedication and hard work." 

Davies - “Giving everything our best”

Emily Davies was an English feminist and suffragist, and a pioneering campaigner for women’s rights to university access. 

Above all, she is remembered as the co-founder of Girton College, Cambridge – the first university college in England to educate women.

"Named after the feminist, suffragist and a pioneering campaigner for women's rights to university access that was Emily Davies, our House is inspired by the perseverance, determination and leadership of our namesake in a time of adversity and hostility. We strive to live up to her moral ideals by giving everything our best." 


Clarke - “Kindness, humility and unwavering resolve”

Joan Clarke was English cryptanalyst and numismatist best known for her work as a code breaker in Bletchley Park during the Second World War. 

Despite her brilliant mind, she never sought out the spotlight – though her role on the Enigma project decrypting Nazi Germany’s secret communications earned her multiple awards. 

"Named after Joan Clarke, the famous WWII cryptanalyst, Clarke House embodies the values that she upheld during her lifetime. She was a determined and devoted team-player, who dedicated her life to leaving the world in a better place than she found it. The values of Clarke House are inspired by her positive attitude, kindness, humility and unwavering resolve." 

Taylor - “Resilience, pride, inclusion and perseverance”

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was an English composer and conductor. 

His talent was such that he was invited to perform for the likes of Theodore Roosevelt, a rarity at the time for the descendants of African-American slaves. 

Coleridge-Taylor’s music drew inspiration from traditional African music, integrating this into classical music with deftness and to great success.

"Our house is named after Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, the English composer and political activist who fought against racial prejudice with his incredible compositions. Conscious of his African descent, Taylor’s classical compositions were heavily influenced by traditional African music making him one of the most progressive writers of his time. Inspired by him, we value resilience, pride, inclusion and perseverance."