Life at St. Hild's
The general tone of everyday life at St. Hild's is purposeful and business-like. This is achieved, however, in a relaxed and informal manner - smiles are encouraged, and laughter in appropriate situations.
The fact that we cater for only around 800 students helps to foster a real 'community atmosphere' which is frequently commented on by visitors – in no way could St. Hild’s be described as a large, impersonal campus.
In this section you will find basic information concerning daily life at St. Hild's, for example the school day, travel and dining arrangements, rewards and consequences, safety, security and student democracy.
The House System
A House System is a traditional feature of schools in which a school is divided into Houses and each student belongs to a House.
At St. Hild’s Church of England School our House System aims to embody academic, pastoral, artistic, sporting, spiritual and cultural achievement and challenge students to extend themselves through both effort and achievement.All pupils at St. Hild's are House Representatives of a House. Siblings represent the same House.
There are House Meetings for House Representatives held every Half-Term for each House with their Head of House. Staff, as well as being a tutor, associated with a Year Group or simply a member of school staff, also belong to a House.
There are FOUR Houses each led by the following Head of House:
St. Aidan’s - Mr Johnston
St. Bede’s - Mr Wootton
St. Cuthbert’s - Miss Brunger
St. Oswald’s - Mrs Stainthorpe
Each House has a male and female House Captain and Vice-Captain from Year 11 to support a Head of House. Within each House there are male and female House Representative Leaders from Year 7, 8, 9 and 10.
(click on the House Names above for Respective House Captain Information)
The House Cup
Houses compete with one another in a range of House Cup competitions and events throughout an academic year.
There are THREE House Cup weeks:
- Monday 4th December - Friday 8th December 2017
- Monday 26th February - Friday 2nd March 2018
- Monday 2nd July - Friday 6th July 2018
Sporting competitions will take during the school day. Other competitions, events and challenges will take place after school.
House Points are awarded during each House Cup competition or event that takes place during a designated House Cup Week. House Points are also awarded termly based on Reward Figures, Behaviour, Attendance, Cause for Praise and Head Teacher's Commendations.
House Hero points and House Legend points may be awarded for exceptional achievements. A Head of House can only nominate students for these points and a decision to award House Hero or House Legend points is made by the House System Co-ordinator.