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House System

My name is Mr Parsons and I am the Braunton Academy House Coordinator.

The Academy has moved to a year based system with Heads of Year replacing the previous Heads of House.  During the planning and transition to the new system, we recognised that we do not want to lose the House system and ethos.

Belonging to a House gives students an identity and sense of pride in a supportive environment and my aim is to raise the profile of the House system.

There are four Houses, each named after one of the beautiful local beaches: Croyde, Putsborough, Saunton and Woolacombe.

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House Points


Students will have the opportunity to gain points for their House in the following ways:

  • House Competitions – there will be a varied series of House competitions and events throughout the year from all areas of school life.  This will ensure that everyone has the opportunity to represent their House in something that they enjoy.

  • Positive Behaviour - Heads of Year will award House Points in the form of tokens to students who demonstrate positive behaviour around the school.  Students will drop these into the coloured House Boxes situated in Student Reception.                                                       

  • Best Attendance – the House that tops the attendance data each week will gain points for their House.

​These points will accumulate and be recorded on the House Championship display board in the Isaac Hall foyer.

There will be opportunities within each House for students to take on extra responsibility and apply to become House Captains, who will help organise the competitions and events.

The House Championship calendar will culminate with the Annual Sports Day and a House Championship Cup awarded to the House that has accrued the most points over the whole year at the final assembly.

House Competitions

December 2023
Christmas Cake Competition 

We have had lots of fabulous festive entries for the Christmas Cake Competition this year.  This standard was set high again, with so much effort put in by our wonderful students.  Well done to Ruby who was the overall winner.  

Christmas Card Competition - December 2023

Congratulations to Clodagh, Molly and Hetty, all in year 7, who produced such wonderful designs.  They each receive 15 copies of their card to share with family and friends.  House points go to Saunton and Putsborough.  Well done.  

July 2023
Welly Wanging

The annual welly wanging house competition took place in July 2023.  Great fun was had by all and the results were:-

Year 7 - the winners were Putsborough followed by Woolacombe

Year 7 - the best throw was achieved by Sebby

Year 8 - the winners were Croyde followed by Woolacombe

Year 8 - the best throw was achieved by Tyler

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27th June 2023
Sports Day

Our annual Sports Day took place on Tuesday 27th June.  After a bit of a damp start, the sun came out and fun was had by all.  

The overall victors on the day were Croyde House.  In the Alternative Sports Day, which included Rounders and Benchball, Putsborough were the victors.  

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