What are the houses?
During house week the children were introduced to the house they are in. The houses are throughout the school, even teachers are in houses. The children can earn house points for their house throughout the school day for many different reasons. For example, it might be for super work or for helping to tidying up the classroom etc. There are 4 houses, they are Lees, Churchill, Platt and Walton.
What do the houses mean?
Our houses are based on members of history which are important to Oldham. There are 4 houses, Lees, Churchill, Platt and Walton.
Sarah Lees gave to Oldham several recreational grounds and and continued to support the Nursing Association and Oldham Hospital, which Charles had supported before his death. Along with various workshops, she created scholarships at the Grammar Schools in Oldham, with she interest in education her first public roll was on the Education Committee in 1902. Sarah founded the beautification of Oldham society.
Platt Brothers, also known as Platt Bros & Co Ltd, was a British company based at Werneth in Oldham, North West England. The company manufactured textile machinery and were iron founders and colliery proprietors. By the end of the 19th century, the company had become the largest textile machinery manufacturer in the world, employing more than 12,000 workers
In 1899, Harrow and Sandhurst educated Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, stood for election in the northern industrial mill-town of Oldham - and lost. Defeated, Churchill was undiminished and he set about continuing a profile-raising mission he had begun long before his Oldham campaign. 1n 1900 he stood again in Oldham and won the seat.
Sir William Turner Walton was an English composer. During a sixty-year career, he wrote music in several classical genres and styles, from film scores to opera. His best-known works include Façade, the cantata Belshazzar's Feast, the Viola Concerto and the First Symphony. William Walton was born in Oldham, Lancashire, the son of a musician.
During house week the children split off into their houses and research their house with the teacher who is also in their house. For example, Miss Carling was busy researching the Platt Mills with her house. At first the children were introduced to their houses as colours but as the year goes on we would like the children to become familiar with the name of the house they are in.