On entry to the College, every student is allocated to one of four Houses. Each House comprises of “vertical” tutor groups, meaning that each tutor group contains students from Years 7 to 11. Students remain in the same tutor groups for the duration of their school career. Houses are used as the basis of the pastoral system and for sporting and other competitions. They meet weekly in assemblies, and students work together to raise money for their House charities.
Gathering in House communities breaks down barriers between students of different ages and creates a sense of togetherness, identity and belonging. It encourages older students to get to know, support and mentor younger ones. At the same time, younger students have role models to develop in maturity.
Our Houses are named after historic Brixham trawlers.
INSPIRE is led by Mr Squires
The House was named after the ketch ‘Inspire’ which was built in Brixham in 1924. She sailed under the boat number BM 13. “Unlucky for some, but not for us!” says Mr Squires Nor was it unlucky for the trawler, which is still sailing in Australia.
For Mr Squires, Inspire students provide models for all students to follow; truly inspirational