The 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.