OTTER HOUSE – House Colour Purple
Head of Otter House – Mrs J Feakins-Taylor and Mrs K Faulkner
Year 7 - Mr R Gordon
Year 8 - Mr S Roe
Year 9 - Mrs K Christie
Year 10 - Ms C Barnett
Year 11 - Mrs C Smerdon-Corp
Year 12 & 13 - Ms T Marchant
Otter House became the seventh house in school in 1990. William Otter became Bishop of Chichester in 1836. He was very interested in the training of teachers to provide education for all, and a teacher training college (now Chichester University) was set up in his name.
What is Otter House like?
Our motto is
Believe in yourself. Believe in our House and our school. Believe that you can make a positive change. Believe in… Be confident that you are able to do anything you want to do.
At our school, you can make great progress and contributions in many different and important ways.
When you move on from our school and your experiences in Otter House, take with you what you have Achieved and go on to succeed.
We pride ourselves in promoting a disciplined, caring and happy family atmosphere. We hope to foster an ethos of a mutual, secure and stimulating environment where all members of the Otter House feel valued, respected and fully supported. We understand that it essential to work collaboratively to ensure that we are all able to provide the very best possible education, experiences and welfare for all our students.
Otter House supports Macmillan Nurses who specialise in cancer and palliative care, providing support and information to people with cancer, and their families, friends and carers, from the point of diagnosis onwards.
Otter House 2019-2020
Over this year Otter have achieved a lot of great things. Firstly, we have really supported our House charity Macmillan, we have done this by our year 10s selling roses on Valentine’s Day they raised a total of over £300 which is amazing. Many other years have also done their part by organising bake sales.
Our House point totals have also been amazing this year - we’ve stayed in the top three places for the most amount of House points throughout this year, and Year 10 have retained 1st position for receiving the most House points in their year with is a brilliant achievement.
We have also done exceedingly well in our inter-house sporting activities. 7Otter managed to get into the finals for inter-house dance and we have also placed high in the netball, football and rugby events throughout all year groups.
During lockdown, Otter House have also been completing random acts of kindness for our #100hours campaign. Our aim is to give 45 minutes of our time each month to help our communities. For example, picking up litter off the street or baking cakes for an elderly neighbour. We are doing this to spread positivity to those who need it in these difficult times. Mrs Faulkner also arranged for posters to be sent to Dovecote nursing home in Chichester to cheer up the residents as they were not allowed visitors.
I feel over this year Otter House have achieved so much which has brought us closer together as a house and a community. We are all looking forward to being back in school next September.
Lucie Voisin (10 Otter)