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Howden School

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House System

As of September 2019 Howden School will be in the process of developing a House system which will link to our positive behaviour policy. There are so many ways in which our students involve themselves in the wider life of the school that it seems only fitting to ensure that the House system is used as a vehicle to reward student participation. All students and staff will be part of a smaller community within school that will create both a sense of belonging and help develop a competitive nature.



Named after Amy Johnson, of the most influential and inspirational women of the twentieth century. She was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930 and set a string of other records throughout her career. Amy Johnson represents resilience and a desire to achieve and excel.

Head of House- Mr Marshall



Named after Ellie Simmonds, one of the most recognised athletes in Para-Swimming around the world and caught the hearts of the British public with her tearful celebrations of her gold medal performance in Beijing and she backed up that performance with more Paralympic titles at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Ellie is a truly inspirational young athlete that demonstrates that no matter what life throws at you if you work hard you will achieve.

Head of House- Miss Davies



Named after Alan Turing who was an English mathematician and pioneer of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. During WW2, he was instrumental in breaking the German Enigma code, leading to Allied victory over Nazi Germany. Alan Turing represents excellence within his field which

Head of House- Mr Hopkin



Named after Nelson Mandela, the South African activist and former president who helped bring an end to apartheid and was an advocate for human rights around the globe. Nelson Mandela represents equality and fairness to all.

Head of House- Mr Gardiner



Named after William Wilberforce, who was a British politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming an independent Member of Parliament (MP) for Yorkshire (1784–1812). William Wilberforce represents respect and how his beliefs made a key change in history for everyone to be viewed equally.

Head of House- Miss Simons