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Scott House

Welcome to Scott House.

Has it really been a year?  Doesn’t time fly when you are doing so much!  There are simply too many things to mention but a sample of the wonderful things we have achieved is below.  My highlight, though, was welcoming the year 6 students to college during transition week.  A big ‘thank you’ to all the staff and students for making them feel so welcome.

Dorset Walk – I’d like to make a special mention to all of our students who went on the Dorset Walk, raising money and awareness for Bowel Cancer Research.  What an amazing event, organized brilliantly by the staff. I am a little sore and sunburnt myself but I loved every minute of it (well not every minute…).  The students who took part across the college were incredible.  Scott House staff attending included myself, Catherine Seymour and Nikki Pritchett.  I’d also like to thank the Principal, Richard Spencer, who recognizes the value and impact of events like this and sees the huge benefits they bring to our college.  Without that support it simply won’t take place or be in any way as impactful as it has been.

CMAT Outdoor Challenge - The inaugural CMAT Outdoor Challenge involved 3 members of the Scott House team.  Heather Fleming (S-EWA), Ella Simper (S-CSM), Lucas Gibbs, Henry Olley and Mr Waters (Senior Tutor) who organized the event.  It was a fantastic event that we are looking to expand going forward next year to incorporate more teams and involve other Houses.  Our students were an absolute credit to the college and their efforts throughout were immense.  The students were involved in an array of camp craft activities, canoeing, orienteering and cooking in the outdoors.  Ely finished in 3rd place and we will be hoping to do even better next year.

Arthur Rank Hospice visit – Monday 9th July

From Left – Jessica Gillett-Woodley (S-KAG), Nikki Pritchett (SSA Scott House), Caitlin McCrone

(S-JCG), Heather Fleming (S-EWA), Ella Simper

(S-CSM), Lennon Wrighton (S-KAG), Neve Moll

(S-IBU), Alfie Bennett (S-EWA),

Mr J Waters (Senior Tutor – Scott House)


Students from Scott House visited the Arthur Rank Hospice to donate the money we raised from our charities day.  Thanks goes to Bec Beattie, Community Fundraiser for Arthur Rank, who gave us a tour of the Hospice.  Students were able to understand the importance of the Hospice and how our money will go to helping the families of those suffering from a terminal illness.  It was a really powerful visit and one which will be remembered.  Here is a link to the full report on the Arthur Rank Hospice website:$=1300&o

Best of Luck to all our Year 11’s - A special message from Scott House to all of our Year 11’s who have finished their GCSE exams.  For so many of you, the hard work of the past few weeks will surely pay off.  I would also like to thank the staff who have given up time during the holidays and weekends to run revision sessions for Year 11.

Scott House – PLEDGE awards - A number of students in Scott House have completed their awards at Bronze and Silver Pledge Awards.

Everyone in Scott House is incredibly proud of their achievements.

To those students in Year 10 from Scott House who took part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award.  Our next trip is in September and students will be close to completing the award. 

Melody Burton (Year 7) was one of nine skaters representing Cambridgeshire Artistic Roller Skating Club at the Retroskate Rookie Gala in Great Yarmouth on 8th July, skating in both solo and duo events 

Stuart Buzer S-ZCH achieving a Gold Award for UK Mathematical Trust

Adam Brumby S-ZCH for continued excellence at Cambridge United Academy

Lewis Simper S-ENO for being selected for Cambridge United

Oscar Barter S-BTH for organizing and taking part in a 100mile bike ride for St John Ambulance 

Charlotte Nash S-BTH “I would just like to tell you that I have been given a place at Cambridge United Women's FC, where we will be playing against teams such as Tottenham and West Ham.  We have to train 3 days a week for 2 hours, this includes training in the gym and on the pitch; friendlies against other teams, match and pitch analysis and nutrition and body conditioning advice.  I am very proud and excited about playing for CUWFC, however, I will never stop working hard until I reach England but even then, I will fight to be the best women's player in the world.”

Please do inform your child’s Tutor if your son/daughter has done something that deserves to be mentioned.

Message to staff - We have some goodbyes to staff this summer.  I would like to thank them personally for all their hard work and dedication over the course of the year and their time at the college.  They have worked incredibly hard as tutors to ensure that each student is at the center of everything they do.

Iain Mann – We all wish you well in your new role in Scotland.  I hope it is another memorable chapter in your adventure.  All the best!

Jennifer Coggins – Not disappearing totally but you will be missed in Scott House.  Best of luck in 6th form, it won’t be the same.  Thank you for all your efforts!

Ella Watkins – Congratulations for the impending arrival of baby!  We will miss you lots and lots when you are not here.  Such a fabulous tutor, I know S-EWA will be very sad come September when you are not there. 

I would also like to mention Debbie Olaifa, who covers for S-ZCH.  She has been a fantastic addition to the team.

Scott House staff have been amazing at organizing and running events in the college and those people also deserve a mention.  Rob Hancock organizing another memorable Battlefields trip, so important to our understanding of the sacrifice made by so many for our freedoms.  Emily Hill and Ian Burke for another successful Geography trip to Italy, an amazing experience for all those students as well as the Year 10 trips to Hunstanton.  Catherine Seymour and Kolade Agboke for their running of the Shakespeare schools festival as well.  Also, a big thankyou to Bethea Thompson for taking students on a wonderful trip to The Neasden Temple, an example of how we can show the importance of understanding other cultures and traditions.

A special mention goes to Nikki Pritchett for her continued hard work as the House SSA on top of the amazing work she has done organising work experience for year 10 students.  It was such an incredible experience for the students and I would like to thank all those staff who went to visit their students on placement.

Jamie Waters – Senior Tutor, 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 – Tim Vinall

Subject Leader RE – Bethea Thompson

Subject Leader History – Robert Hancock

Subject Leader Geography – Emily Hill

Subject Leader Media – Ella Watkins