The House System

Every student is part of their own house. The houses compete against each other in the Olympiad. The Olympiad is a series of competitions throughout the year and across different subjects where points can be won.

The winning house is crowned in the finale of the year – Sports Day! Learn more about each house below.


Mr. Needs – Head of Boudicca House

Colour: BLUE
Named after: Queen of the Iceni Tribe
Lived: Norfolk
Occupation: Leader of the Iceni Tribe
Boudicca Hashtag: #limitlesspotential
House Motto: Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen
Image: Queen of the Iceni tribe, accompanied by her two daughters, mounted on a chariot drawn by two rearing horses

Queen of the Iceni tribe

Boudicca was a Celtic Queen of the Iceni Tribe who lived in Norfolk,  she is famous for her fighting spirit and determination: Never to give in to the Romans. She is lauded for her bravery and endeavours and remains a significant historical figure to this day. Her courage is encapsulated in her final speech, recorded by the Roman historian, Dio Cassius:

‘I was whipped by the Romans when they tried to take our lands and now I am fighting for my freedom. Think how many of us are fighting and why. We must win this battle or die. Let the men live as slaves if they want. I will not.’

Boudicca house has a  reputation for being very competitive! We regularly excel on the sports field and in the class room, winning the sport’s day cup and the House cup many times in the past. We also believe in congeniality, working closely with other houses at AA to reach the common goal of great success in all that we do.

I am very proud to be your house leader for Boudicca, a house that is friendly, positive thinking and adopts a growth mindset.


Mrs. Jones – Head of Cavell House

Cavell House, also known as Team Green, is named after Edith Cavell a Norfolk born Nurse who showed extreme bravery in World War One. Edith was famous for showing kindness and compassion to anyone who needed it and did not discriminate against people who needed help – she was arrested for helping injured German soldiers alongside the British ones but continued to believe that doing the right thing was the most important thing regardless of the consequences.

In Team Cavell, we value this compassion and morality. Our ‘shield’ shows two hands clasped together. This represents the kindness, support and connection that we show each other and, like Edith Cavell, extend to those beyond our team.

Cavell House may not win everything, often being more concerned with supporting others to focus on personal gain! We have our moments of glory however and love celebrating achievements and successes in our Monday morning assemblies. We are the house that everyone is proud to be a part of.



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