Francis House is named after St Francis of Assisi, a twelfth century young Italian who gave up an easy life of luxury to focus on what he felt was important: caring and supporting other people, and looking after the world. We in Francis House today follow his example by ensuring that we support each other, and everyone in our school community to be caring and supportive, interested in each other and the environment. St Francis is the patron saint of ecologists, and we are well represented on the student Environmental Council.
Francis House has one tutor group in each year, and our tutors are as follows:
Year 7 – Mrs Jones and Mrs Millar Facey; Year 8 - Mr Ball; Year 9 – Mr Caruso; Year 10 – Mr Coultas-Pittman; Year 11 – Mr Blaho
Francis House members support each other at all times, and work hard in all lessons. We frequently gain the most achievement points in the school per week, something of which we are very proud. This year, we will try once again to win Sports Day in July, and never cease chasing the House Cup. We have many talents, and our tutors are keen to develop these further.
Head of Francis House
Margaret House is named for St Margaret Pole, former Countess of Salisbury. St Margaret Pole stood against Henry VIII when he broke away from the Catholic Church and formed the Church of England allowing him to divorce from his wife and re-marry. All Margaret students aim to embody this courage and willingness to stand up for their beliefs in the face of adversity.
Margaret House students take great pride in their competitive spirit, be that the "Mr Rose" Christmas House Quiz, weekly HouseCompetitions or Sports Day, our students are always keen to represent Margaret House and have done so in recent years with great success - something we hope to continue in 2019-20.
Our proud House Tradition is one we adopted from the people of Iceland – the “Viking Thunder Clap”. Made famous during Iceland’s unexpected run to the quarter finals at Euro 2016. This tradition is observed whenever the House is gathered together to prepare for competition, but also to welcome new Year 7s to the House and when wishing luck to our departing Year 11s.
Margaret House takes part in a multitude of charity events to raise money and we always try to funnel our support towards local causes. In recent years our two charities of focus have been the Salisbury Hospital Stars Appeal and Soldiers Charity as we look to help those charities who support our community.
Head of Margaret House
Teresa House is named after one of the most famous selfless individuals of recent times; Mother Teresa. The House actively tried to emulate our House saint and prides itself on being outward looking and seeking to make a difference to the livesof others - whether that be in our school community or in the widerworld.
Our charity workis second to none and we have helped many local and international charities over the years to improve the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves. Some of the charities we have supported recently include; The Soldiers Charity, Alabare, Cancer Research, The Dogs Trust and CAFOD.
We have a proud history in the weekly house competitions and always do our best (sometimes without claiming the top prize, but we always compete and give our all!)
Our house day traditionally falls in March - a significant date for Mother Teresa as itis the day that she founded one of her many charities. On this day our pupils run a variety of different stalls and activities to raise money for acharity of the pupils' choice. The charity varies year on year and isdecided by a pupil vote.
We aspire to look inwards to what we have in order to look outwards to see how we can make a difference.
Head of Teresa House