The House system at Carr Manor Community School is an important part of how we are and an example of what makes us different.
Named after local sporting heroes (Jason) Robinson, (Jane) Tomlinson, (Fred) Trueman and (Billy) Bremner, each House has a specific colour that pupils wear as a tie in the Secondary phase and as their polo shirts in the Primary Phase. Wherever pupils are in school, at whatever age, pupils know and recognise that they are part of a team.
House Points are given as rewards for a wide variety of reasons, for example; representing the school at external events, completing Further Learning or attending some of the after school Flexible Learning clubs. House points are reviewed weekly during Coaching and listed in the Coaching Chronicle and CarrManorTV.
Each House has a chosen charity that they fundraise for throughout the year, and there is also a targeted 'charity week' for each House throughout the year, where each coaching group will organise an activity to raise money for their House charity. The four charities are below:
Each House also has its own pupil leaders through a House Captaincy Team. Part of the House Captain's role is to increase the number and range of activities that are offered as part of the House structure. There are also competitions held between Houses, ranging across the usual sporting events, but also including cooking, talent shows and individual subject contests spanning all years.
At the end of the academic year, the annual House Trophy is presented to the House with the most House Points.