AGSB House System
The AGSB House System was reintroduced to AGSB in the Summer Term 2019.
All pupils and members of staff are assigned to one of four Houses: Tatton, Stamford, Bradbury or Massey. Each House is managed by a member of staff and within each year group, elected house leaders and deputy leaders will organise events and house activities. In addition to this each House has a House Captain and Deputy House Captain in Year 13 who act as student leaders within their respective Houses and help coordinate House assemblies. See an example timetable of the activities our students undertake to gain valuable points for their House.
The House System is intended to build a sense of community between large groups of students and to foster a culture of leadership, teamwork, resilience and accountability across students in the school. The whole-school nature of the House System breaks down year and form divisions allowing pupils to forge bonds with students from other year groups and social groups that they may not interact with in other aspects of school life.
These interactions, along with House-based activities, help engender a shared sense of identity and create a feeling of association between students. Furthermore, by assigning siblings to the same house and making the House System a central part of the school community, students develop a sense of attachment to both their House and the House System as a whole.
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Positive Benefits include:
- To recognise and celebrate success, achievement or excellence.
- To increase engagement and inclusion for all pupils. Rewarding endeavour, effort and participation.
- Competitive rivalry through House loyalty.
- The development of pride, effort, diligence, respect, resilience and responsibility amongst the pupils as well as provide opportunities to showcase school values.
- To create a further sense of belonging within Houses.
- Creating vertical friendship groups, supportive peers and roles models.
- Student Leadership Opportunities.
Our House system, and the competitions that we run under its umbrella, provides fantastic opportunities for our students across so many disciplines. It enables talent to shine, confidence to develop, teamwork to grow and friendly competitive spirit to erupt!
It is becoming increasingly difficult to find the funds to support such activities, but they are crucial to the fabric of AGSB. Our House Sponsors below secures this provision, not only stimulating the qualities described above but also providing lots of fun.
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Thank you to you all... Our Sponsors:
Sponsors of Bradbury
Known in Altrincham as having ‘The Building With The Bee’, Myerson is a full service law firm, supporting commercial and individual clients across the North West and beyond.
Myerson employees are driven by a desire to help our clients, giving them a stable team of valued expert advisers who our clients get to know and trust.
Renowned for our professional yet friendly approach, Myerson is ranked as a Top Tier Legal 500 law firm, winning multiple awards at the 2021 Manchester Legal Awards for our business and personal legal services.
The Myerson team is thrilled to sponsor Bradbury House and to support the AGSB house system which very much embodies the Myerson values and ethos.
Sponsors of Massey
D Wardle (Plant) Limited are a Plant Hire Company based in Appleton. They offer a range of earth-moving and materials handling solutions using the best plant, highly skilled operatives and dedicated support staff. Having been in business since 1965, they are committed to delivering a high quality service tailored to their customer’s requirements. They achieve this by adhering to their core values – are honest, fair, don’t cut corners and always encourage intellectual curiosity.
Mr Wardle said: “to be involved with Altrincham Grammar School for Boys is a great privilege. We’re looking forward to being the Massey House sponsor and to all the reciprocal opportunities ahead.”
Head Master Graeme Wright added: “It is marvellous to welcome D. Wardle (Plant) Limited into the AGSB family. Our House system, and the competitions that we run under its umbrella, provides fantastic opportunities for our students across so many disciplines. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find the funds to support such activities but they are crucial to the fabric of AGSB. D.Wardle (Plant)) secures this provision, not only stimulating the qualities described above but also providing lots of fun.”
Sponsors of Stamford
Award Winning, ABC+ Structural Warranty company is proud to be raising the standards of construction for newly built and converted properties in the UK.
Inspecting properties for over 20 years, local Altrincham company ABC+ have Surveyors that monitor the construction of all properties in the UK before issuing their 10 Year structural Warranty.
Properties certified with the ABC+ Warranty represent a true mark of quality for new homes for years to come. ABC+ Warranty are proud to be sponsoring Stamford in the AGSB house system.
Sponsors of Tatton
We are extremely proud of our heritage and association with many of the UK and Ireland's independent, private and fee paying schools. Our customers span the full spectrum from their first day, right through their school life. Our ethos is to produce food made using the freshest, most seasonal ingredients we can buy, from sustainable accredited sources. We offer menus which have at their core the seasonal ingredients available at the time. It’s only by listening very closely to a client’s needs and expectations that we can make sure pupils are happy. We are sure that AGSB’s house system, and in particular, Tatton house, will come to celebrate this ethos.