Felixstowe Academy House System
The community of Felixstowe Academy contains four distinct houses. Each student, and every member of staff (except for the Principal and the House Leader) is allocated to a House on joining the Academy.
Read below for a description of each House:
Curie (formerly Collaboration)Inspired by the work and legacy of Marie Curie, a Polish physicist and chemist, Curie House breaks boundaries by believing we can achieve more together than we can do alone. Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and did so following her collaborative scientific research alongside her husband, Pierre Curie, and physicist Henri Becquerel. By sharing the workload and using each other's’ skills and expertise, we get further, achieve more and dream bigger.
Da Vinci (formerly Creativity)Born in Italy in 1452, Leonardo Da Vinci was a creative unlike no other. His skills saw him influence the fields of sculpting, architecture, painting, science, music, mathematics, engineering, geology, literature, anatomy, and astronomy, to name but a few. Da Vinci House is passionate about new ideas, being inspired, and influencing every field with creativity.
Gates (formerly Commitment)Known as ‘the richest man on earth’, Bill Gates has a net worth of over $77 billion, primarily built from the Microsoft business he created during his time at Harvard University. Under Gates’ leadership, Microsoft grew to become the largest technology company in the world. His continued commitment to philanthropy sees him working across the world to help those less fortunate. Gates House show unrivaled commitment to making the world become a better place.
King (formerly Courage)Martin Luther King Jr was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. His use of non-violent civil disobedience was based upon his Christian beliefs and his commitment to equality. His ‘I have a dream’ speech (a departure from his written notes) showed his heart for change across America and around the world. King House show outstanding courage, standing up for what they believe in no matter the cost, and courage to see positive change in every person.