Where did the house system begin?

Historically, the house system was associated with established public schools in England, especially full boarding schools, where a ‘house’ referred to a boarding house at the school. Sarah Fielding’s The Governess or The Little Female Academy, published in 1749 are the first literary references to a house system. Famous schools like Eton and universities like Oxford/Cambridge have houses and its popularity as a system has travelled around the world to schools in countries like the United States, Greece and Thailand.

Our System

Ms Owen
House Leader

The Farnley Academy provides all students with the opportunity to take a fully inclusive part in a whole school House System. The House System is designed to encourage students to extend their learning in a range of curriculum areas. It is hoped that students will also develop a sense of community cohesion and responsibility within their Houses.

The current House System is based upon four prominent local celebrated figures. Students are allocated to one of the four Houses: Bronte (red), Tomlinson (yellow), Moore (green) or Asquith (blue). Students remain members of their Houses throughout their time at The Farnley Academy and this is represented through tie colour stripes.

Each House is led by a member of the Senior Leadership Team who is responsible for leading his or her students to success in a wide range of House competitions. Heads of Houses may also deliver assemblies, alongside Captains and Deputies, to inform, motivate and celebrate achievement.

Asquith

Head of House: Mr Cosgrove

Famous for being Liberal prime Minister of the UK 1908-1916 and leading the nation into the First World War. He was born locally in Morley.

Bronte

Head of House: Ms Naden

Famous novelists from Howarth, West Yorkshire – Charlotte, Emily and Anne.
They wrote ‘Wuthering Heights’, ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘The Tenant of ‘Wildfell Hall’ to name a few.
The sisters had male pseudonyms to enable them to be published – Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell.

Moore

Head of House: Miss Bradford

Famous for being an international abstract sculptor – you have probably seen his work at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds City Centre . Most of the money he earned went towards endowing the Henry Moore Foundation, which continues to support education and promotion of the arts today.

Tomlinson

Head of House: Mrs Clark

Famous for being an amazing athlete and an inspirational fundraiser for cancer sufferers. She raised a staggering 1.85 million pounds over the course of her life before dying in 2007.

Meet Our Team

Priyansh (Year 7)

Asquith - Captain (Year 7)

I am in year 7 in 7.7. The primary school I went to was Lower Wortley. I was born in Navsari, India.

My hobbies ...Read More

Priyansh (Year 7)

Asquith - Captain (Year 7)

I am in year 7 in 7.7. The primary school I went to was Lower Wortley. I was born in Navsari, India.

My hobbies are badminton, football, tennis and swimming so you may think I am sporty; however, I do my fair share of studying too!

Thanks for reading.

Susan (Year 9)

Asquith - Deputy Captain

My favourite Subject is Geography (thankyou Mrs. Braford) and I picked it for my GCSE. I am 14 and I have been here ...Read More

Susan (Year 9)

Asquith - Deputy Captain

My favourite Subject is Geography (thankyou Mrs. Braford) and I picked it for my GCSE. I am 14 and I have been here for 3 years. I have seen all the amazing changes that have happened at TFA and I was House Captain in Year 7. I am waiting in anticipation for the exciting year to come.

Shaan (Year 7)

Bronte - Captain

Some people might already know me but for those who don’t, I am going to introduce myself.

I am 11 years-old. I applied for ...Read More

Shaan (Year 7)

Bronte - Captain

Some people might already know me but for those who don’t, I am going to introduce myself.

I am 11 years-old. I applied for House Captain as I thought it would be a great opportunity for me and it would help me to settle into the school.

Some of my hobbies include singing and plating sports. My favourite subject is P.E.

Thank you for reading.

Keeley (Year 7)

Bronte - Deputy Captain

Some of you guys might know me but I’m going to introduce myself for the ones that don’t. I am 11 years-old and ...Read More

Keeley (Year 7)

Bronte - Deputy Captain

Some of you guys might know me but I’m going to introduce myself for the ones that don’t. I am 11 years-old and the reason I applied for House Deputy is because I know that I can handle this job.

Some of my hobbies include singing, dancing and gymnastics.

You will find out even more about me in assemblies.

Thanks for reading.

Ben (Year 8)

Moore - Captain

I like focusing on my work so I can succeed in tests and help others with their education. My favourite subject is Citizenship ...Read More

Ben (Year 8)

Moore - Captain

I like focusing on my work so I can succeed in tests and help others with their education. My favourite subject is Citizenship because of the involvement of the Monarchy and Politics. My least favourite subject is Drama because I can never think of good ideas.

One of my hobbies is collecting/playing Pokémon Cards as. this increases the expansion of my mind One thing I like doing at school is helping others and learning.

When I am older, I desire to become a layer. I am very kind and charitable so I will work alongside Krish and organise events to help charity.

Krish (Year 8)

Moore - Deputy Captain

I am hard working and extremely polite. For upcoming tests and examinations, I like to read and revise. My favourite subjects are: Science, ...Read More

Krish (Year 8)

Moore - Deputy Captain

I am hard working and extremely polite. For upcoming tests and examinations, I like to read and revise. My favourite subjects are: Science, Mathematics, English, German, History, I.T. and Technology.

In my spare time, I do Karate. As one of my hobbies, I like to play on my bike and I like cooking. Although when I am older, I would like to become a dentist.

As Deputy, I will work beside the House Captain, Ben, and fulfil my aim: having an impact and helping my peers succeed.

Abi (Year 9)

Tomlinson - Captain

I am 13 years-old and I am representing Tomlinson as House Captain. I would say I am a very athletic person as I ...Read More

Abi (Year 9)

Tomlinson - Captain

I am 13 years-old and I am representing Tomlinson as House Captain. I would say I am a very athletic person as I participate in Leeds/Yorkshire lifesaving, Leeds competitive swimming and Farsley Celtic netball. I am also in the school netball team and play as Goal Attack. In addition, I do Sport Btec in school.

Other subjects that I study are: Geography and German.

I have never been House Captain before but I am excited to start doing this role.

Charlie (Year 7)

Tomlinson - Deputy Captain

As deputy, there are some events that I would like to see put into action this year. I would to see the following ...Read More

Charlie (Year 7)

Tomlinson - Deputy Captain

As deputy, there are some events that I would like to see put into action this year. I would to see the following charitable events taking place:

  • Non-Uniform days to donate money to charities like Cancer Research.
  • Sport events to help raise money for other charities too.