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Ashcroft Technology Academy

Ashcroft Technology Academy

House System 

The House System comprises of four Houses: Challenger, Discovery, Endeavour and Voyager. Each House is overseen by a Head of House and the system as a whole is managed by the CAS Co-ordinator. Each House is made up of the following Tutor Groups and their Form Tutors. 


Challenger 77T3/5, 8T3/5, 9T3/5, 10T3/5, 11T3/5, 12T3/5, 12IB 2, 13T3/5 Green Ms McGruther Ms BAiley
Discovery 7T1/4, 8T1/4, 9T1/4, 10T1/4, 11T1/4,12T1/4,13T1/4 Red Mr Wandi Mr Hall
Endeavour 7T2/6, 8T2/6, 9T2/6,10T2/6, 11T2/6,12T2/6,13T2/6 Blue Mrs Khan Mr Gallagher
Voyager 7T7, 8T7, 9T7,10T7,11T7, 12T7,12IB1,13T7,13IB, Yellow Mr Sellars Ms Calvert

All Year 12 and Year 13 students will remain members of the house they have been in throughout their time at the Academy. External students joining the Sixth Form will belong to their tutor group house as shown above. All staff are attached to one of the houses.

The aims of our House system are:

  1. To facilitate inter-House competition covering creative, active, community and cultural activities.
  2. To provide opportunities for vertical groupings of students with posts of responsibility for older students.

Students in years 7-9 are able to earn house points which are recorded in their diaries. Students in all years are also able to earn house points through the ‘praise email’ system and through and taking part in house competitions.

House Calendar 2017-2018

Term 1 
Sixth Form Inter-house Dodgeball
The Great Ashcroft Bake-Off
House of the Term Trophy

Term 2
Inter-house Photography Competition
Year 7 Times Table Tournament
Science University Challenge
Sixth Form Inter-house Basketball
House of the Term trophy awarded - Christmas 2017

Term 3
Year 8 Times Table Tournament
Sixth Form Inter-house Football 
House of the Term Trophy

Term 4
Sixth Form Inter-house Badminton
Year 7 v Year 8 Times Table Tournament
Music Technology Remix Competition
Short Story Competition
House of the Term trophy awarded - Easter 2018

Term 5
Sixth Form Inter-house Rounders
Poetry Recital Competition
Year 7 Big Sing
KS3 Football World Cup
Sports Day
House Shield awarded - Summer 2018