Every pupil belongs to a House (Rosmini, Teresa, Agnes and Peter) giving them the opportunity to interact with a large cross section of the School population. House Heads run weekly assemblies and organise activities and events throughout the year enabling everyone to get involved, have a real feeling of belonging, and be proud of their shared identity.
Our reward system is based on House points which are issued for effort, presentation, good work and helping others; 1 point is usual, with a maximum of 5 at any one time. Records are maintained and each term badges are awarded in a Celebration assembly for those pupils attaining specific thresholds:
Bronze = 50 points
Silver = 150 points
Gold= 300 points
Platinum = 500 points
Each term the School comes together to celebrate the achievements of pupils over the last term. Awards are issued for House points thresholds attained, academic, sporting and extra-curricular achievements and 100% attendance; certificates and prizes are also presented for involvement in external ventures such as public speaking competitions.
The annual prizegiving is an opportunity for us to celebrate the efforts made and achievements gained by our pupils over the previous academic year. It is an opportunity for us to formally congratulate those pupils who have attained GCSE and A Level qualifications, and to recognise those at other stages in their education that may have performed well in a whole variety of different areas. Prizes are reviewed on an annual basis.
All pupils who gained GCSE or A Level passes in Year 11 and 13 are recognised for their achievements. Our other prizes recognise pupils attaining the highest grades but we also have cups for students who have for example, shown special endeavour as they undertook their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, or have shown fortitude or perseverance through their time with us. Departments also award cups and there are several recognising sporting achievements, commitment and improvement.
Year 7 to 10 Studies Prize – these are based upon the end of year summer reports and are awarded to the two girls in each year who have gained:
- the highest combined effort and attainment scores
- the highest effort scores
- the highest attainment scores.
To ensure everyone has the opportunity for recognition we do not allow duplicates, so if an individual gains an award for combined effort and achievement they cannot also gain an award for either effort or attainment alone.