Our houses

The academy has four houses, named after famous and inspirational people from Norfolk.

House Named after…
Cavell Edith Cavell (1865–1915)
Manby George Manby (1765–1854)
Sewell Anna Sewell (1820–1878)
Nelson Horatio Nelson (1758–1805)

Each week we work hard to earn house points, through good work, behaviour, attitude and looking after each other. On Friday the points are added up and we find out which house is in the lead.

At the end of each term, the house with the most points wins the House Trophy.

We also compete as houses on Sports Day, again winning points and trying to win the Sports Day Trophy.

In March of 2012, we held a whole-school House Challenge, where we all worked together to prepare a presentation on our house, how we are inspired by the famous Norfolk person our house is named after and our aims to be the best that we can be!

Edith Cavell

Edith Cavell (1865–1915)

Edith Cavell was a British nurse and patriot.

She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from all sides during the First World War.

She helped 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium.

She was quoted as saying, “I can’t stop while there are lives to be saved.”

Capt. George Manby

Captain George Manby (1765–1854)

Captain George Manby was an author and inventor.

He designed an apparatus, for saving lives from shipwrecks, called the Manby Mortar.

He also invented the first modern day form of fire extinguisher.

Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell (1820–1878)

Anna Sewell was an English novelist.

She is best known as the author of Black Beauty.

She was quoted as saying (regarding Black Beauty), “A special aim was to induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses.”

Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson

Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758–1805)

Lord Nelson was a flag officer in the Royal Navy.

He was noted for his inspirational leadership, and superb grasp of strategy.

He was wounded in battle on a number of occasions.

He is most famous for leading the British fleet to victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.

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