Scarborough College’s pupils are assigned to the four Academic Houses: Armstrong, Cooper, Crews and Hornby. All four houses were named after former Headmasters of both Scarborough College and Bramcote Prep School.
Pupils – and even members of staff – can collect points for their House by representing their House in sporting fixtures, subject quizzes and even lip sync battles. Pupils receive an Academic House badge in the colour of their house and they form an essential part of the school uniform.
We believe that by representing an Academic House, pupils will feel a sense of belonging to a group that is bigger than their own classroom or year group but it is also a great way to foster an enjoyable competitive spirit around the school. Lastly, it creates a vital bridge in connecting Day pupils and Boarders, providing especially students new to the College an immediate sense of identity.
Mr Robson, Director of Co-Curricular and responsible for both Yorkshire Grit and DofE, is in charge of organising the House system, the activities and the points tallies.