Academy Life

Our House System

Our House System is the back bone of our success and of the success of other partnership schools such as: Swavesey Village College and Nene Park Academy and creates a strong team and community identity linking in with the curriculum teams. It reflects and delivers the commitment to ‘know, value and support every student to achieve.’

The Academy is divided into two Houses of approximately 200 pupils each.

The Houses provide support and guidance within an environment where the needs of each child are known by his or her Tutor, SSA and Senior Tutor and their individual progress is monitored closely. Importantly, the House is the focus of the relationship between the school and families, with siblings always in the same House.

The House Office is the focal point for the House with the Student Support Assistant (SSA) available at all times during the school day to support the needs of students and parents within that House family.


House Teams

There are two Houses and all members of staff are a member of one of these Houses. Each House has a Senior Tutor who manages and supports the Tutoring team.


Tutorial Teams

Pupils entering the Academy all enter one of the House’s tutor groups in each House, with approximately 18 students in each; these tutor groups are vertical, with a cross-section of students from years 7 – 11. The tutor’s role is to support and guide students, along with their parents, to achieve their best academically and develop as individuals. Each House tutorial team is led by a Senior Tutor who is:

  • Responsible for the quality of guidance and support provided by tutors within the House
  • Accountable for promoting the personal, academic and wider achievement of students within the House.


Curriculum Teams

There are Curriculum Teams, linked to the House Teams.

  • The Performing Arts, English, Humanities and Languages are linked to Fitzwilliam House.
  • Mathematics, Science, including computing, and Design and Technology are linked to Churchill House
  • PE are separate because of the distinctive role that they play within the school.


The Curriculum Leader is responsible for

  • The learning and teaching that takes place within the subjects in the curriculum area.
  • Establishing and maintaining consistent standards and expectations of both students and staff within their team.

Student leadership:

At North Cambridge Academy we believe that students should be given a wide range of opportunities to develop and practise leadership skills in preparation for life beyond school.  Many Student Leadership activities will focus on – developing Independence, Resilience, Achievement, Challenge and Engagement both within and beyond the curriculum.


Aims of our Student Leadership programme

  • To empower students to work in partnership with staff towards shared goals.
  • To enable creativity to flourish as the school community benefits from the wealth of experiences, ideas, skills and sense of fun that students bring.
  • To provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through a variety of inspiring, challenging and valued projects which impact positively on the whole school community.
  • To prepare students for Higher Education and for achieving personal and professional excellence in life after formal education.


Our current leadership team:

Head Girl – Amelia Aubury                                                         Head Boy – Giorgio Carro

Deputy HG – Chloe Gilbert                                                          Deputy HB – Benas Mickevius


Churchill Head – Zainab Ahktar                                                Fitz Head – Hubert Fehrmann

Churchill Dep Head – Megan Cave                                        Fitz Dep Head – Kavishini Apasamy



Museum Ambassadors – Alan Wang

Arts Ambassadors – Justyna Burkiewicz

Transition Ambassadors – Chloe Webb

Pledges Ambassadors – Missy Pannett

Anti-Bullying Crew – Tanjim Begum

Learning Leaders – Rahoul Choudhury

Sports Leaders – Andrea Reyes


We are now recruiting the leadership team who will take up their posts after the Easter holidays.

Student Leader expectations

Student Leaders are the school’s role models. You need to be a student who works hard to reach our schools expectation of good behaviour, 96% attendance, constant punctuality; you also need to be always in full and correct school uniform.


What Personal Qualities do I need?

  • You should like working with and talking to younger students
  • You should be able to build good working relationships with staff
  • You should want to make a lasting impact at school and be involved in decision making
  • You should be able to work well in a team
  • You should have good time management skills e.g. balancing commitments
  • You should be polite, mature, responsibleand reliable at all times


If you would like to apply to become part of the Student Leadership team then:

  • Write a one page letter to the TEACHER LEADER in charge of the leadership position you want to apply to:

1 – why do you want this leadership position?

2 – why would you be good for the leadership position?

  • Hand it in to your House Office

DEADLINE: Friday 10th March

Please see below links to each job description, and a the introductory PowerPoint.

Head Girl & Head Boy Job Description

Head of House Job Description

Leadership Launch Students

Learning Leader Job Description

Museum Ambassador Job Description

Pledge Ambassador Job Description

Sports Leader Job Description

Student Council Job Description

Student Voice Job Description

Transition Ambassador Job Description

Well-being Leader Job Description