The House System at Kettering Buccleuch Academy underpins all of the work that we do.
Our four Houses, Braveheart, Griffin, Phoenix and Viking, draw their identities from the four quadrants of the coat of arms of the Duke of Buccleuch.
We firmly believe that the sense of identity and belonging created through the House System allows all students and staff to play their part in making us an exceptional and unique learning environment.
Throughout the year, and across all ages of the academy, our House Championship provides opportunities for healthy competition and fun through a wide range of competitions. Each competition has a set number of House Points which are allocated to Houses once results have been decided.
Members of staff also have an allocation of 2 House Points per term which can be awarded to students who achieve a 'beyond outstanding' outcome or display a 'beyond outstanding' behaviour as well as 1 House Point per term for a colleague.
House Points are added to our House Championship Totaliser with the winning House being awarded the Buccleuch Cup at the end of Term 6.
The current holders of the Buccleuch Cup are Braveheart House.
Each House is led by a senior member of staff in the role of Head of House. Heads of House are supported by a team of tutors. Students hold elections each year to appoint their House Leaders and House Captains.
Term 6 Competitions
Competitions taking place this term include:
- Improved Attendance
- Improved Punctuality
- That's Entertainment
- Welly Wanging, Petanque and Quoits
- KBA Does Pointless
The final Big Reveal of the year will take place on Thursday 20th July when the winners of The Buccleuch Cup will be formally announced.