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In Merchant House we are a team who embrace progress in all fields whatever your strength or talent. We are about taking pride in our house and striving to be the best version of ourselves that we can possibly be.

Our values spell out ‘PROGRESS’ and are directed towards achieving this for our students.

They encompass:

  • Pride
  • Respect
  • Optimism
  • Growth Mindset
  • Resilience
  • Empathy
  • Sustained Effort
  • Spirit of the House

Our values form the basis for us to send out into the world, well-rounded individuals who have the qualifications and personal attributes to thrive in modern society.

We are the kind house; the aspirational house; the positive house. Our colour is red which fortuitously aligns us with greats such as Gryffindor House and represents the courage and strength we hope for in our students. Our values embody the core aims of the school but also set us apart by having an identity that students can aspire and relate to. Our house mascot was voted for by one of our new year 7 students in 2018; it is an eagle in order to represent the house values because it was felt that it embodies the qualities of being proud, determined and impressive. The house motto is therefore ‘Progress and Soar’.

Since the House System was first introduced in 2018 we have won major competitions in the sports and arts as well as demonstrating huge commitment to charity work by generating overwhelming profits in cake sales. The students of the house regularly demonstrate the ability to come forward and share their time and talents, often stepping outside of their comfort zones to do so. Merchant House came a proud second in the inaugural House Competition, narrowly missing out on first place. In the 2019-2020 competition we have maintained the top spot consistently since the very first Bake Off Challenge back in September!

I couldn’t be prouder of the house we have; the students and staff are committed and compassionate to one another in so many ways and I know they will make new members feel involved and supported.

We look forward to welcoming all new students to our house!

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