The Interhouse system is a long standing tradition that creates competition, promotes good work and behaviour, encourages teamwork, provides opportunities to take on responsibilities and brings everyone in the school together. The purpose of the interhouse system is to develop pride in the school, foster a school culture, through a wide range of sporting and cultural activities.

In running a Interhouse competition, we hope to:


*    develop pride in the school

*     develop a school culture

*     recognise participation and achievement in extra curricular activities

*     introduce a varied cultural programme

*     encourage a healthy competitive environment

*     encourage multi-level participation

*     develop leadership and pastoral skills at both KS3 and KS4

*     develop unity and a common interest between pupils and staff

There are many House events throughout the year from all areas of school life. This blend ensures that everyone has the opportunity to represent their House in something that they enjoy or are good at. For example House events include; various sporting activities, The Beacon Hill Academy Bake Off, spelling bee and academic interhouse.

Staff facilitate events but we encourage Learners to take the lead in their management and organisation which further develops their wider skill set as they mature and grow towards college or apprenticeships after they leave the school. These competitions regularly attract crowds of supporters cheering for their House.

All Learners have the opportunity to earn House points as they are all invited and encouraged to take part in all events and everything from their classwork effort to their sporting ability can contribute to the scores. Separate from our House system, Learners are rewarded for their classwork through the academic awards received in presentation assembly.

At the end of the academic year all of the House points are added up and one House wins the overall Interhouse trophy. This prestige silverware will be given to the winners on Sports Day, following the presentation of the Sports Day Trophy which will be handed to the Sports Day Winners.

Below is a list of events that will run during this year or that we hope to include for the next academic year. We also take on Learner suggestions as it is their House system and we want them to own and control it. The events need to be feasible and realistic and staff need to be present to help support their running.

The events

Bake Off
Dance Festival
Dragon’s Den – Business Enterprise
Fashion Show
Fishing (under consideration)
Spelling Bee (Year 7 only)
Sports Day
Young writers