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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.

House Championship Presentation November 2021 - link

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

Autumn Term House Competitions 2021 - 2022

Despite there being some Covid restrictions in place we have managed to hold a number of House Competitions which many of our students have enjoyed entering.


Christmas Card Competition - December 2021


We had a lot of fantastic entries for the Christmas Card competition this year which made the judging very difficult.  However the winning entries are as follows:


Ollie 9DM - Woolacombe House

Bea 9DM – Croyde House

Tilly 8NB – Putsborough House

The winners all received 10 house points, a £10 Amazon voucher plus a pack of their card design to take home.


Runners up were:


Isaac 8NB

Poppy 8NB

Plane Crazy! - December 2021


The winner of the Plane Crazy Technology challenge was Amy 7HF for Croyde House!

Antarctica Day 2021 Flag Competition

During November 2021 we ran a Design a Flag for Antarctica competition.  The winning flag will be sent to Antarctica researchers and scientists who are visiting Antarctica this year.  This was an exciting opportunity to have something the students have designed go GLOBAL!  An email will be sent back to the Academy with a photo and a certificate.  The event will be documented on the UK Polar Network website and their social media feed.  

Our winners were:-

1st - Norah  - Croyde House

2nd - Zaiph - Croyde House



Joint 3rd - Sarah - Putsborough House                                                                Eva - Woolacombe House

Christmas Cake Competition - December 2021

The Christmas cake competition ran virtually again this year due to the pandemic. There were so many fantastic entries!  All the children who took part received house points.

Well done to everybody who entered.  The winners were:-

1st - Annie - Woolacombe

Runners up - Daisy - Saunton                                                                     Ryley  - Putsborough

Pancake Race - March 2022

The annual Pancake Race took place on 1st March and much fun was had by all.  Victory went to Croyde House after taking all three races into consideration.  The staff team did very well, winning two of their 3 races.  

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