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House System

We are very proud of our House system at The Trafalgar School. Each student is assigned to a House on their entry to the school. There are five Houses named after notable places local to the school: Breamore, Clarendon, Longford, Pembroke and Radnor. The Houses, through their Tutors and Heads of House, support students both academically and pastorally.

Form Tutors stay with their group as they move through the School, this enables Tutors to build up a close rapport with students, parents and carers. Inter-House competition is encouraged and celebration is a huge focus of the work of the House. Each House assembles once a week and this provides an opportunity for both attainment and achievement to be celebrated. In addition, Tutors perform the valuable role of challenging and mentoring their Tutees academically.

For those of you that have been lucky enough to be placed in Breamore in Year 7, I look forward to getting to know all of you and seeing what you can do.  To those of you in Years 8, 9, 10 and 11, I look forward to seeing you continue to develop and progress in the next school year.

In Breamore, every student is expected to do their bit and participate in the many House events that run throughout the year, whether it be our Inter-House sports events, the House Music Festival or the Maths Challenge.

As Head of Breamore I do all that I can, along with the great Tutor team, to make sure your children are happy in school and have all they need to achieve their true potential, while they are with us.  Our standards are high and all Breamore students are expected to look their best, try their hardest and treat others with respect; this will be our ultimate recipe for success.

2017-18 was a very successful year for Breamore.  We are the current Inter-House Sports Champions and holders of the House Cup, given for achievement points received by our students. Breamore students have worked hard over the past year to claim these titles and we look forward to defending them in 2018-19!

Tutors

Year 7 Breamore:    Lizzie Guasch

Year 8 Breamore:    Sue Brook

Year 9 Breamore:   Penny Winbolt

Year 10 Breamore:  Alastair Barker

Year 11 Breamore:   Nickie Borras and Lynne Sykes

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Welcome to Clarendon

We have started the year strong, with great results in the interhouse sports dodgeball and football competitions and huge fundraising events already e.g. The Great Clarendon Shave Off! And we have already made a start on the inter house music competition!

I am always proud of the students need to help others, their commitment to working and the progress they achieve. We really have caring and hardworking students making up the Clarendon team. After last year’s success of raising money for The British Heart Foundation, we have this year made our focus The STARS Appeal raising money for a new MRI scanner at Salisbury Hospital.

As Head of Clarendon, I look forward to working closely with all those in my House and expect 100% effort from all involved, including myself. It is expected that being a part of Clarendon means you work to the best of your ability in all aspects and do not quit.

Working alongside me are my fantastic team of tutors and Year 11 Prefects and Year 10 Vice Prefects.

Year 7 Clarendon Tutor:          Emma Cole
Year 8 Clarendon Tutor:          Andy Cleeter
Year 9 Clarendon Tutor:          Andy Ettery
Year 10: Clarendon Tutor:       James Doran
Year 11: Clarendon Tutor:       Carole Ann Carmichael

Year 11 Prefects

Cameron: Charity

Dan: Charity

Samby: Environment

Luke: Environment

 

Year 10 Vice Prefects

Frankie: Social

Gabby: Social

Aimee: Social

Sam: Social

Ruby: Social

 

Paul Oakley
Head of Clarendon House

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As signified by our motif, we are a pride of lions, from our cubs in Year7 to our strong and supportive leaders in Year 11 – Trafalgar’s Head Girl is a Longfordian!

We are:

  • Respectful of everyone in their opinions and beliefs
  • Fearless in the face of challenge
  • Limitless in our aspirations
  • Resilient when faced with setbacks or disappointments
  • Supportive of those in need.

As head of Longford lions, I am proud of what they achieved for our charity, Shelter Box, last year in raising £1800: enough to purchase two survival kits for families in war torn or disaster areas of the world. This year they voted unanimously to support the Joseph Landon Foundation: a charity which supports the son of one of our tutors who was traumatically brain damaged following a bike accident. We are already on our way to surpassing last year’s total and each tutor group is organizing events which will help us achieve this.

We have a diverse and amazing range of talents among our pride: musicians, sports people, artists, writers and technology gurus to highlight but a few. This provides opportunities for us to shine in the many events and activities that are accessible through the curriculum and extracurricular participation that all Longfordians are encouraged to access.

Longford tutor team, along with our prefects and vice prefects help to make Longford a truly happy, supportive and inspirational house to be part of.

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Welcome to Pembroke House!

Created in September 2016, Pembroke is the newest of the five houses.  The need for a new House was the direct result of our school becoming more popular than ever before: because so many Year 6s in the local area wanted to come to Trafalgar, we had to make room for them.  Thus Pembroke House was born!

This year, 2018-9, we have two Year 7 Pembroke tutor groups due the growing numbers wanting to come to our school. We also have a Year 8 group and a Year 9 group. Next year will be when we break into Key Stage 4- exciting times!  Despite our small size, we are one of the loudest to cheer on Sports Day and still managed to raise £1000 for our chosen charity last year- The Stroke Association. This year we are supporting the Piam Brown Children’s Cancer Ward at Southampton Hospital.

Pembroke House is a very close-knit community full of students who strive to achieve their very best.  Each day when they come to school, Pembroke students aspire to the following:

A Pembroke Student …

  • … will think before they speak and look before they leap.
  • … strives for their very best in everything they do.
  • … is kind, considerate and a fierce friend to those around them.
  • … leads when others follow.
  • … is someone whose behaviour is unfalteringly good: with no exceptions.

If you think you demonstrate these qualities, perhaps Pembroke House is for you!

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Radnor students work hard and like our House symbol, the mythical ‘red dragon’, we are a tenacious crew in pursuit of excellence across the complete range of school activities.

We value our strong bonds of friendship, forged through 5 years spent in our House tutor groups.  We share our successes and celebrate together our achievements, in both school and the wider community.

Charity fundraising is a large part of our House activities/ over the last three years we have raised significant sums for for the Teenage Cancer Trust, Diabetes UK and the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. These charities were all originally suggested by our students as they recognise and value the work of each charity and the direct impact it has had on their family and friends. This year our House charity is the John McNeill Opportunity Centre- a specialist nursery for children with disabilities and difficulties. It is a really inspiring place.

In Radnor House we always look forward to welcoming new students, we can promise we will offer you our full support to allow you to express your talents in the diverse range of Inter-House competitions.  At Trafalgar we have House activities in almost all of the curriculum areas, so there is always something for everyone to be able to showcase their talents!

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