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Thomas Adams School House System
Every student who attends Thomas Adams School is a member of a ‘House’. The House System is designed to embody the values and ethos of the school and is an integral part of our school community. The Houses exist to promote leadership and responsibility amongst more senior students and to encourage involvement, teamwork, co-operation and good discipline amongst all students.
House System Objectives:
Our aim is to provide every pupil in each House with the following:
- a sense of belonging within the school community.
- opportunities to develop social, intellectual, physical and practical skills.
- a sense of achievement both inside and outside of the classroom.
- fun and excitement through competition.
- opportunities for leadership.
- an awareness of individual and collective responsibility.
The School House System houses are named after seven local Shropshire hills: Clee, Lawley, Haughmond, Caradoc, Corndon, Hawkstone, Grinshill. On entry to Thomas Adams, all students are assigned to one of the seven Houses. As members, they will be required to do their best for that House through their work in lessons and their commitment to extra-curricular activities. Students quickly form an allegiance to their House and a sense of fun and friendly competition pervades all the House events.
Each House is led by a Head of House, a member of staff who oversees the House’s progress. In addition, each House would normally have the following student captains from Year 11 and Year 10:
- House Captain
- Vice Captain for Year 11 and 10
- Sports Captains
- Citizenship Captain
- Music Captain
House Captains for 2021-22
Clee: Keira Whitfield
Lawley: Jed Godfrey
Haughmond: Jamie Howells
Caradoc: Jay Jones
Corndon: Kieran Wentel
Hawkstone: Ewan Smith
Grinshill: Emily Arblaster
House competitions take place throughout the year and they all give students the opportunity to win House points. These are added together and the House with the most points at the end of the year wins the overall House Competition and the House Cup Award.