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Who’s Who?

Head of House – Mrs S Charge

Story Tutors

Year 7 - Mr M Bennett

Year 8 - Miss L Steady

Year 9 - Mrs S Callaghan

Year 10 - Mr N Marshall

Year 11 - Mrs C Duke

Year 12 & 13 - Mr S Collins


In 1971, our House was made when the school grew from six forms of entry to eight!  Story House is named after Bishop Story, 1477-1503, who build the Chichester Market Cross and founded Prebendal School.  Our house is loving and caring, we’re like one big family!

The pupils’ time in Story House will stay with them, through overcoming obstacles of day to day life, making friends, celebrating, working together and having experiences they will never forget. We have tutors who are past pupils, who felt such a part of Story House during their time at Bishop Luffa that there was no other house that they could come back to – because Story House made their story worth remembering.

download 2Our House charity is Dementia UK who provide specialist dementia support to families through their Admiral Nurse service.  When things get challenging or difficult, their nurses work alongside people with dementia and their families: giving them the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions they need, and that can be hard to find elsewhere.

To raise money for our charity, we have many events through the year such as the Acholi Bead Sale, cake sales, Popsicle and ice cream sales.

Recent News:

Arran Goode in 8Story decided to shave his head to raise money in aid of NHS Charities Together. So far Arran is raised £390 and if you would like to donate you can do this through Arran’s GoFundMe page

Arran said, “Shaving my head was nerve-racking. Not a nice experience having my 10 year old brother destroy my hair, the fact he was enjoying it also was rather odd! I just woke up that morning and thought why not ‘brave the shave’ to raise some money for charity, so I did it, raising a continually upgoing sum of money for the NHS. I chose NHS charities together as it supports those who are currently in hospital and those risking their health to protect that of others. It wasn’t all that bad really.”

Aaron before  Aaron after

Story House 2019-2020

Story Year 7Year 7

7 Story begun their journey with enthusiastic smiles during breakfast in the Bartlett Hall, where friendships began blossoming. The smiles haven’t faded since, with 7 Story settling into life at secondary school quickly, taking every opportunity that comes their way. The Isle of Wight trip was a memorable time for all, with lots of exciting activities which enabled those friendships to become stronger. 7 Story have participated in events across the school including interhouse challenges, house drama and many other clubs and competitions. One of the proudest moments this year was raising £85.52 for Story’s House charity ‘Dementia UK’ through a cake sale with the support of our House Captain Dylan. 7 Story was superb at organising the cake sale, baking and indeed selling the cakes!

Year 8

Story Year 88 Story embarked on the challenges of Year 8 with the same enthusiasm and resilience that defined them in Year 7. Academically they continue to flourish with both Mrs C’s being proud of how many are on target and even above it in so many subjects. However, 8 Story are truly rounded characters and have also excelled in sport – including great successes in interhouse competitions and the boys regularly represented the school both at football and rugby. A special mention should go to the girls who yet again made it through to the dance finals and could only be denied victory by a global pandemic. Sport is by no means the only medium that 8 Story demonstrated their competitive nature. Within the tutor group we have had representatives for the literature quiz competition and even have our own budding literary genius, with Aaron winning a competition and having his work published.

We were well represented in the school musical and had been keen to show off the thespian talents in House Drama. Some members were also keen to be involved in the mock bar challenge – maybe as a result of our regular careers discussions. Unfortunately, we were unable to bring our charity events to fruition, but individually our Christian values have shone through from fun runs to helping at food banks.

Year 9

The students of 9 Story like cake, eating mainly, but they are also very keen to bake as well. All they needed to know was the date and they happily organised and ran their bake sale by themselves. We raised £65.57 for our Dementia charity. They also bravely volunteered to eat anything that was leftover. Here are some of Emily Climpson’s cakes, including Malteser birthday cake.

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Story Year 9 3Nancy Tupper competed in the Chichester Festival for Music, Dance and Speech and won a silver and bronze medal for her Lyrical and Classical ballet solo performances. The dance section was held at Bishop Luffa School on 21st February 2020. Nancy was also given the opportunity to perform with the Moscow City Ballet in The Nutcracker in Richmond in January. Nancy is a student of dance in the Dansacademy vocational programme with The Ruth Stein School of Dance in Chichester.

Story Year 9 HarrisonA lengthy stay in hospital in 2018 didn’t stop Harrison Phillips (9Story) from continuing his learning. During a prolonged stay at hospital in Oxford, Harrison chose to complete a project on an area of History that interested him, then receiving accreditation from AQA as part of their Unit Award Scheme. This scheme formally recognises achievement with a certificate, each time an accredited unit of work is completed. Harrison completed a unit of work on the Titanic, which was then sent to the exam board. A certificate was received in September. Harrison’s attitude to his learning is quite superb. At a time when he could quite understandably have done no academic work, he chose to undertake this project. His tenacity, determination and good humour are an example to us all. Well done Harrison!

Story Year 9 4Iona Hamilton (9Story) teamed up with Olivia Toms (11Story) and Ben Meaby (10Ridgeway) to participate in the ESU Public Speaking Competition. Despite the short notice in getting a team together, the students showed incredible resolve against a highly talented range of teams, including Bedales School, Ditcham Park School, Christ’s Hospital, and Churcher’s College. Iona managed the proceedings in a calm and measured manner, while Olivia was constructive in her questioning style. working hard to understand more about the Bedales speaker’s opinions on the subject of ‘Written examinations should be abandoned in favour of continuous assessments’. All three students were a credit to Bishop Luffa School.

Year 10

Year 10 have been busy this year. Whether it has been helping in the community or getting involved in school events or clubs- this has been a jam-packed year for 10 Story. Several of the tutor group put themselves forward to represent Story House for interhouse sports and I am proud of all of them!

Anna Hennessy has been busy choreographing several dances for BTEC dance and performing dance duets at the Open Evening.Amy Peters and Yvette Penney have both been working towards their Duke of Edinburgh award.Lily Barkes has been helping lead the Mock Trial team and mentoring younger students in the skill of advocacy. Lily has also helped run the school drama club.Evie Watterson managed to secure a lead role in House Drama and we are very proud of her acting achievements! Xander Bown completed his Grade 4 LCM Musical Theatre exam. This all had to be completed virtually, due to lock down! In addition, he was a T Bird in the school production of Grease.Harley Tucker played a big part in the Bishop Luffa Tech Team this year- well done!

Story Year 10Leonum Gardiner Hughes took part in the recent trip to Went to Tamil Nadu South India, (9 days) visiting his sponsor children (2) as well as other projects, giving out the donations. This was with St Nicholas’ church Arundel, who supports an aid charity in southern India called FEAST. Founded by Fr Jeremias George, the charity seeks to help the poorest in society and transform the lives of children by supporting their education. Sponsors provide a child with a school uniform, schoolbooks and stationary. They also help to ensure that children can remain in school rather than being forced to work to support their families. The project has been running as a trust since 1998 and to date has helped over 20,000 people.

Congratulations to Georgia Mumby (10 Story) who was awarded the Archbishop Chorister Medal at a special ceremony at Arundel Cathedral. The medal was presented to her by the Guild of Church Musicians, Dame Mary Archer and Lord Gill. The Guild encourages musicians of all denominations to attain the highest standards of music in worship. The Archbishops’ Chorister Medal, which depicts the GCM logo and is worn on a gold cord, was created specifically for the under-18s, having been proposed and developed by Elizabeth Stratford, organist and master of the choristers at Arundel Cathedral. Georgia achieved a high grade of highest merit and was among the first in the country to receive this very special award and sit this examination. What a fantastic achievement.

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Year 11

Grease 2020 13The form was superbly represented in this year's musical, Grease, including Isabella Jones (Chorus), Lily-Rose Bonney (Tenor Sax) and outstanding lead performances from George Goldsmith as Danny and Amenie Groves as Patty. We also worked with others from Story house to raise even more for Dementia UK as well as many individual fundraising ventures throughout the year. Despite the difficulties posed by lockdown, 11ST were able to enjoy a last-minute send-off in the Bartlett Hall, which helped celebrate all the fantastic achievements of this group over the last five years.

Sam Hancock worked with the other members of the Music GCSE Group to organise a 3-day music event at school to raise money for the music department recording studio project.

Funmi Ajayi is involved with a non-profit youth organisation called Thirst Project. In July of last year, I helped because the water crisis is a huge problem. We take clean, fresh running water for granted. I have made £213 by donations alone and plan on doing more events this summer

Alisa Hamilton and Allana Bailey raised money for Cancer research UK because one of my friends had leukaemia, by selling cakes at church and at their parents work and as well as a sponsored mud run in Portsmouth and raised over £500.

Year 12/13

Story had no fewer than three of the four candidates for School Captain: Ethan Storey who was appointed, Thais Jones and Dylan Collier.  Well done to all of you!

Story Sixth Form

Members of the tutor group have been helping the other year groups as Sixth Form Mentors and Registration Buddies.

Story Sixth Form 2Dylan Collier, Ethan Story and Jack Campbell also took part in the school mock-elections, again comprising 3 out of the 4 delegates. This included our students making speeches to the school and debating in front of their peers.

Story Sixth Form 3Thais Jones and Isabella Jones (11Story) also contributed to charity last summer by volunteering at a Brazilian Crèche Municipal (state-run nursery for children who cannot afford to go to paid nurseries or have disabilities), called Creche Sementinhas, for 3 weeks. This nursery was also run in part by the local church to help the community.

Bibi Butten has been an ambassador for the charity 'Global Action Plan' buy helping to create awareness on advertising to young people and the hyper consumption it enables. Here is a link to the work she has been a part of.

Evan Phillips helped at a local fundraiser to help raise awareness and money for diabetes research, raising over £100.