House System

Stockport Academy believes that it is important for students to feel that they belong and can contribute to a community. We promote active citizenship in the local community, in our school community, in our form groups and in our House System.

The House System has been drawn up to allow students to understand their ability to positively impact the progress of their house and the students in it.

We have introduced four houses and have named them for aspirational and exciting places in the world. All four names are those of mountain peaks in Nepal and are four of the highest in the world; Makalu, Lhotse, Sagarmatha and Annapurna.

Throughout the school year, students will have the opportunity to gain house points by participating in events that will be organised by our Master of Ceremonies, Mr Allan. House points will also be allocated to students for exceptional work, community contribution and engagement in competitions on behalf of their house. Students who are striving to be the best they can be will, at the same time, be earning house points for their house team.

Similarly, any students making the wrong decisions about their behaviour in the school and community will be given negative house points that will impact on the total for their house.

We want to create a culture of community- giving students of all ages the opportunity to work together, creating a truly cohesive environment and ensuring that age is not a barrier to friendship and collaboration. The house system has been brought in to embed three new values into our Academy culture: Aspiration, Respect and Community.

House Leaders

Master of Ceremonies

Greetings! I'm Mr. Allan, your friendly neighbourhood Master of Ceremonies at our fantastic school. As the ringmaster of our bustling house system, I'm the one responsible for keeping the carnival of competition alive and well. My days are filled with concocting mind-boggling challenges that'll test the mettle of our spirited students, donning my referee stripes to judge these daring contests, and ensuring that the great wheel of the house system spins fairly throughout the year. It's a role I've embraced with gusto, and I find immense joy in watching our young talents rise to the occasion.

One of the most fulfilling aspects of my role is witnessing the transformative impact of the house system on our students. From commentating the exhilarating sports day last year with its cheers, victories, falls, and triumphs to helping students excel in summer school, but my true pride lies in concocting a smorgasbord of challenges that students eagerly devour, each one more exhilarating than the last. So, as your trusty Master of Ceremonies, I promise you more thrilling adventures and hearty laughs ahead in the grand adventure of our school's house system!



A Massive hello and welcome to Lhotse!

I am Miss Land and I am super excited to be leading Lhotse to victory. Lhotse is one of the highest mountains in the world, a mountain that is challenging and pushes people to their limits. This is what i want from you - I want you to strive to be the best you can be!

We have a variety of specialities in Lhotse - we have singers, sports stars, writers, artists and many more. My aim for you as individuals is to be your best selves and develop your skills and aspirations alongside building great friendships and amazing memories. Ultimately we are all in this together, we cheer each other on, we build each other up, we motivate each other to get involved.

So here's to being your very best, doing your very best and lifting that trophy at the end of the year!



A huge hello to the wonderful Sagarmatha, 

I am Miss Dowell and I couldn’t be happier to be leading the best house in the school. Sagarmatha is the Nepali name for Mount Everest, the tallest mountain above sea level in the world! Naturally, that means that we are going to push higher than everyone else, earn heaps of house points by being our best selves, and snatch that trophy at the end of the year! 

We are lucky to have lots of different strengths and talents in Sagarmatha – we have artists, writers, sportspeople, performers, quick thinkers and great friends. One of our assets is our willingness to get involved and represent our team, but I think our main strength is our sense of community; even when we are not participating, we cheer on our housemates at the top of our lungs! 



My name is Mr Joshi, and I am super excited to be the Head of House Annapurna. I joined Stockport Academy in 2022, and it has been amazing to experience the different talents and personalities the school has. It gives me great pride to be working with every staff and student in House Annapurna.

The Annapurna mountain is renowned as one of the most difficult climbs in the world. 

One who is a part of House ‘Annapurna’ (which translates to everlasting food) must face the challenges that lie ahead in order to succeed. Together, we must be ambitious, dedicated people and work collectively as one.

So let’s be courageous and take up every opportunity we can whilst we are at Stockport Academy. Earn house points for us by being outstanding in your lessons, by being the best versions of yourselves in the school environment, and by getting involved with as much as you can. I look forward to working with all of you over the course of the year.



I am Mrs Asigbetse , I joined Stockport Academy in 2019 and I am very proud to be Head of Makalu House. 

As a member of Makalu house I know that you will show the best version of yourself and therefore work hard towards developing talents, skills and a community spirit which no one can rival.

Makalu mountain stands apart from the rest due its unique features and we will stand apart from the rest due to our determination and team work. 

Many exciting and challenging events have been planned throughout the school year. There will be an event for everyone to participate in or support, to earn house points and make great memories. I know that the house trophy should be ours, we just need to work together to make sure that Makalu makes history as the first house winner.

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