There are eight registration (tutor) groups in Year 12 and Year 13. These groups are divided into four houses. The Houses are intended to foster a team spirit and recognition that success will best be achieved by the mutual co-operation and support of the team members. During the academic year students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and talents through healthy competition with students from the other houses. Each House will have a male and a female House Captain.
Year 12/13 – LE – St John Boste’s House
Year 12/13 – ON – St Hild’s House
Year 12/13 – AR – St Bede’s House
Year 12/13 – DS – St Cuthbert’s House
St John Boste House
Priest and martyr, he studied at Queen’s College, Oxford, where in 1569-72 he became a Fellow. He went to Reims, where he was ordained priest, 4 March, 1581, and in April was sent to England. He landed at Hartlepool and became a most zealous missioner. He suffered martyrdom at Dryburn, outside Durham. The House includes two Year 12 and two Year 13 Tutor Groups. The House colour is red.
St Hild’s House
Benedictine abbess, baptised by St. Paulinus. She was the daughter of a king of Northumbria, England, and is considered one of England’s greatest women. The House includes two Year 12 and two Year 13 Tutor Groups. The House colour is white.
St Bede’s House
Called “the Venerable” to acknowledge his wisdom and learning, the title was formalised at the Council of Aachen in 853. He was a careful scholar and distinguished stylist, the “father” of English history, the first to date events anno domini (A.D.), and in 1899, was declared the only English doctor of the Church. He died in Wearmouth-Jarrow on May 25. His feast day is May 25th. The House includes two Year 12 and two Year 13 Tutor Groups. The House colour is blue.
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert, whose tomb is found in Durham Cathedral, is the patron of our Diocese. St Cuthbert is a widely regarded as a great northern saint and a shepherd of his people. The House includes two Year 12 and two Year 13 Tutor Groups. The House colour is yellow.