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Every child from Year 1 to Year 6 is a member of a ‘House’. Children are awarded house points by the teaching staff and the leadership team in recognition of demonstrating House Characteristics.

Every child from Year 1 to Year 6 is a member of a ‘House’. Children are awarded house points by the teaching staff and the leadership team in recognition of demonstrating House Characteristics.

The House System at our school is founded on eight key characteristics:

Every child from Year 1 to Year 6 is a member of a ‘House’. Staff are also allocated to one of the four Houses: Hodgkin, Tull, Lynch and Wakefield.

Whilst pupils and staff quickly form an allegiance to their House, a sense of fun and friendly competition pervades in order to win the House Cup at the end of every week and a special trip/event at the end of the term for the ‘House’ with the most points.

Hodgkin

Hodgkin House was named in recognition of Thomas Hodgkin who was born in Tottenham on August 17th 1798. He was a physician, a pioneer on preventative medicine.

In 1832, Hodgkin published the first recognised description of lymphoma. By 1865 a form of the disease was named after Hodgkin and we now call it Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Outside of his medical studies, Hodgkin was a part of the antislavery society.

More about Thomas Hodgkin’s life and achievements can be found here.

 

 

Lynch

Lynch House was chosen in honour of Arnold Lynch who was a scientist born in Tottenham on 3rd June 1914.

Lynch was the engineer of an optical tape reader which was used to build the first electronic computer. This computer was named the Colossus.

During World War II, ten Colossus computers were used at Bletchley Park to decipher the Lorenz code, which was used to send encrypted messages between Hitler and his generals.

More about Arnold Lynch’s life and achievements can be found here.

 

 

Tull

Tull House was chosen in honour of Walter Tull who was born in 1888 and grew up in Bethnal Green.

Tull played for Tottenham Hotspur football club. He was one of the first Afro-Caribbean mixed-heritage footballers to play in the top division of the Football League. He was also the first mixed-heritage officer of his rank when he served in the British Army during the First World War.

More information about Walter Tull’s life and achievements can be found at The Walter Tull Archive.

 

 

Wakefield

Wakefield House was chosen in honour of Priscilla Wakefield who was born in Tottenham in 1751.

She is known for her writing. Wakefield wrote seventeen books in two decades about a range of subjects. Her interests included feminism and natural science, more specifically botany.

Wakefield was involved in a number of charities these included a maternity hospital, and a Penny Bank for children. The Penny Bank successfully developed into England’s first savings bank.

More information about Priscilla Wakefield’s life and achievements can be found here.

 

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