Minerva Learning Trust

Forms & Houses

Students at High Storrs are organised into four houses, each comprising students in groups from Year 7 to Year 11. This provides ‘a community within a community’, as each House contains only 300 students, and makes it possible for students to get to know and support each other, regardless of their age. We have been following this system since 2008 and it has proved to be highly successful.

The advantages of the Houses System:

It provides our students with continuity, as they are able to stay with the same tutor for all five years, who will support them throughout their educational, social and personal development.

Assemblies are run on a House basis, and older students who receive prizes and awards act as role models for younger students, helping raise aspirations.

A mentoring scheme is also in place, with older students supporting the younger ones.

Even when students move up to Sixth Form, there is still a scheme in place to provide Sixth Form liaison teams for the younger students.


Head of House: Mrs L Chenery, Student Support: Mrs M Lomas

Have a look at Crucible's House Assembly:


Head of House: Miss R Ashley, Student Support: Mrs A Osborne

Have a look at Lyceum's House Assembly:


Head of House: Mr I O'Connor, Student Support: Mrs M Stephens

Have a look at Merlin's House Assembly:


Head of House: Mr N Mallaband, Student Support: Mrs N Gaughan

Have a look at Montgomery's House Assembly: