The house system at Stocksbridge is intended to provide a comprehensive level of pastoral support. The intention is that each student has a dedicated and focused member of staff as their contact throughout school. Around this, each student will be a member of a house community, giving them a specific identity within school.
All staff will work within the house system to ensure that each student is given the best possible support throughout their time at school. Staff will be in regular contact with parents, working to build a strong partnership where the sharing of information between school and home allows each student to succeed.
All students at Stocksbridge will be expected to play a full and active part in school life. Students will be part of a form, as well as a house community. In each form, students will take a role as leaders in a variety of activities, both in-house and cross-house.
Parents are a key component in the house system. Parents will provide detailed information to form tutors to assist all students in reaching their potential. Parents will work with, support and assist school in giving all students the best possible opportunities.
There are 4 houses, as there were when the school was originally built. The modern house names represent 4 individuals from the history of the steel industry. They are not only a vital part of the history of the local area, but also embody the characteristics we aim to instil in all our students: Perseverance, creativity, commitment, ingenuity and aspiration.
Named after Samuel Fox, founder of the steelworks in Stocks-bridge which led to the development of the town. Fox also designed the revolutionary paragon umbrella frame.
Head of Fox: Mr Staunton
Named after Sir Henry Bessemer, pioneer of the steel industry through his development of the Bessemer converter. Bessemer was also integral in the development of the city of Sheffield.
Head of Bessemer: Mrs Mitchell
Named after Harry Brearley, the metallurgist who developed Stainless Steel. This was the invention that would lead Sheffield to take its place at the very forefront of the worlds industry.
Head of Brearley: Mr Tipson
Named after Benjamin Huntsman, inventor and entrepreneur who developed the crucible steel production proc-ess, leading to Sheffield producing some of the highest quality steel of the 18th Century.
Head of Huntsman: Mr Marren
Every single member of the school, staff and student, will be a member of one of the 4 houses. Students will remain in the same house throughout their 5 years at Stocksbridge. In each house there will be a representation of all 5 year groups. Students will be expected to represent their houses in the best possible way at all times.