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House System

The House System at Arden encourages students to take part and compete in a wide variety of activities in order to determine which will be the champion house for each year. Students are divided into four houses across the whole of the school, these are named after figures from history chosen to inspire in several different fields

  • Gladys Aylward
  • John Logie Baird
  • George Eliot
  • Alexander Fleming

Over the 2012/2013 academic year students took part in no fewer than thirty activities, ranging from team activities such as football, cross country, tennis, netball, basketball, quizzes, science experiments, tug of war to individual events such as poetry writing, photographic competitions, drawing and painting, music, drama and cooking.

All students have a house colour on their blazer so they know where their allegiances lie and every time they take part in an event they are awarded one house cap. These accumulate and on reaching designated land mark figures – 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 students are awarded special colours with the landmark number on them to show the number of times they have represented their house. Also, each student is awarded a special certificate and a voucher to celebrate their success.

Arden has just seen the closest competition for a very long time with the final outcome undecided until the penultimate day of the school summer term during the house music competition! On completion of this event, the scores were as follows:
















Baird’s winning margin of just two points was the closest for 25 years.

Hopefully, the closeness of this competition has whetted the students’ appetite for a repeat during the 2013/2014 competition!

Representatives from Baird being presented with the trophy by Mr Murphy

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