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Scott House

Welcome to Scott House.

Welcome back to you all and a Happy New Year! I hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas. In the first half of term students across Scott House have been involved in a wide variety of activities including the STEM day and numerous sporting activities. I would like to make a special mention to all of the Scott students who took part in the Inter-House Trampolining competition. I am delighted to say that Scott House finished in 1st Place. Well done!

In the second half of term, Year 10 and 11 will be engaged in mock exams and the rest of the school taking part in numerous activities from Sports, Drama, Music and Art.

Academic Mentoring has taken place for Year 8 and as we go to print, there will be the Guided Choices Evening for Year 8 on 6th February. I believe it is essential for Year 8 to come along to the evening and continue to communicate with tutors and staff. So please email me if you have a query or question about the process or about your child’s progress in general:

Student recognition - Congratulations to Rose Beckmann S-KAG for winning the Ely College inaugural Inter-House Poetry competition.

December, by Rose Beckmann Year 9
Pines shake snowflakes from their boughs
As the wind whistles through their leaves
Crystal-like snow coats their green needles
As sap ponds sluggishly within them
Ice covers the cold tracks
Trapping footsteps from a weary night
Snares baited it waits, and waits…
Waiting for an unwary traveller
To slip and slide into its dark domain.
This is December
The month of ice and rain
Snow, fog, mist and cold
And the trees wait for the seasons
To turn again.

A fantastic effort from all the students who recently secured their Bronze PLEDGES in Scott House! Over 27 of them were awarded in assembly. We will be hoping to get our first batch of Silver awards very shortly.

If your son/daughter has done something that you feel should be celebrated on these pages, please do let me know and I will happily highlight this in the next newsletter.

Pledges Day - We raised more than £600 for the Arthur Rank Hospice. This was the 2nd highest of any House on pledges day, just pipped by Turing. A terrific effort from all students and staff alike. Our chosen House charity is the Arthur Rank Hospice in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire. It was a real treat to be able to invite Bec Beattie, who is Community Fundraiser for the Hospice. Bec commented on what a fantastic event the charities day was and how much fun all the students had raising money. We are really looking forward to working with Arthur Rank Hospice in the future and will let you know of the many exciting opportunities that we have coming up.

We will be receiving the cheque shortly and students from Scott House Council will join me in presenting this to Arthur Rank. A special mention must go to our own, Lorraine Young, who put so much effort into organising such a great day.

In my absence at the start of the year I would like to thank all those staff who supported myself and the House; to Deannah Colletti for covering my classes, to Emily Hill and Bethea Thompson for their huge support as well. A special thanks to Nikki Pritchett for all her hard work and support in the House office. As always we are incredibly lucky to have her in Scott House.


Dr KJ Norton-Berry

Assistant Principal – Scott

Mr J Waters

Senior Tutor – Scott

Ms N Pritchett

Student Support Assistant – Scott


Robert Scott – An explorer and Royal Navy officer.
In 1904 he led an expedition to Antarctica, conducting research in geology, meteorology and magnetism.
He later led the first British team to reach the South Pole, but he and his men died on the return. The Scott Polar Institute in Cambridge is named in his memory.


Key Contacts for Scott House

House Office call: 01353 652875

House Email:

Student Support Assistant – Nikki Pritchett

Senior Tutor – Jamie Waters

Assistant Principal – KJ Norton-Berry

Subject Leader Drama – Catherine Seymour

Subject Leader Music – Iain Mann

Subject Leader RE – Bethea Thompson

Subject Leader History – Robert Hancock

Subject Leader Geography – Emily Hill

Subject Leader Media – Ella Watkins