House & Recognition

Our Houses

Our House system is designed to incorporate our Academy values – enjoy, respect, achieve – into everything we do, including developing a sense of House identify.

All staff and students are assigned their House when they join the Academy. For new Year 7s, it is like the Harry Potter sorting hat; they complete a short quiz about themselves and join the House which is closely related to their qualities.

Each House has staff captains, and student deputy captains – together they motivate students and staff to take part in inter-house competitions throughout the year, gaining House points along the way.

Winning House 2019/20 – Phoenix


Throughout the year students can earn points for their House, based on the Academy values.

Enjoy participating in events; volunteering to help promote the Academy by giving tours, and supporting on Open Day; attending extra curricular clubs.

Respect supporting peers with their learning; raising awareness and helping raise funds for charity such as Comic Relief/ Sport Relief/ Children in Need/ Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day/ Local charities; respecting the Academy facilities and taking part in litter picking, and encouraging peers to do the same.

Achieve completing work and aiming high; giving 100% effort every day in school; achieving 100% attendance every term

Recognising achievement

For going above and beyond students will receive a CAN Game Changer postcard in the post. This will get students 5 House points.

Top 100

Every term 20 students from each year group with the highest House points are invited to enjoy a morning of fun in the sports hall with giant inflatable activities, such as a bungee run and a gladiator style ‘knock ’em over’. Each student also receives a Top 100 T-shirt in their House colour.

House Christmas Lunch

For the first time at City Academy Norwich, in December 2019, we hosted a Christmas lunch for each House across three days. The atrium became a Christmas themed restaurant, and all students were served lunch by Mr Collin and his senior team, plus our administration staff. Teachers and House Champions joined the students to pull crackers, and sing Christmas songs.