Emily Brontë House

About Emily Brontë

Emily BrontëBorn in Yorkshire on 30 July 1818, Emily Jane Brontë lived a quiet life with her clergyman father, her brother Branwell and her two sisters, Charlotte and Anne. The sisters enjoyed writing poetry and novels, which they published under pen names. As Ellis Bell, Emily wrote Wuthering Heights (1847) – her only published novel – which gained considerable acclaim. The novel explores the relationships between two families (the Earnshaws and the Lintons) and Heathcliff, an orphan taken in by the Earnshaws, who is the driving force in the book. At first, reviewers did not know what to make of Wuthering Heights, and it was only after Emily’s death from tuberculosis, on 19 Dec 1848, that it developed its reputation as a literary masterwork.

I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas: they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.

Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Find out more about Emily Brontë at biography.com.

House ethos

Our vision: Inspiring students to achieve heightened individual success.
Our motto: Burn as brightly as you can. (Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights).

Further information

The house team has an oversight of all the Emily Brontë tutor groups and supports all students in the house, regardless of age or ability.

As Head of House, Mr Brown is responsible for the academic success of students, and for interventions intended to get students to achieve the best that they can. Mr Brown is also responsible for leading the house in activities, raising aspiration, advising on career progression at both post-16 and post-18, and ensuring that every student not only strives to do their best, but that they have every opportunity to do so, given the talents they already possess.

As House Manager, Mrs Newell is the first point of contact for Brontë students’ pastoral needs, and supports all those who, for a variety of reasons, have emotional, behavioural or social obstacles to their learning. Mrs Newell organises alternative education provision for some students, as well as monitoring student attendance within the house.

There is a strong team of tutors, support staff and two Heads of Faculty who complete the Brontë House team, and between them have a huge range of experience and share a common wish to see students succeed. Working closely together they all strive to support students to do their best, try hard and aim high.

The House charity is Macmillan and so far, we are proud to have raised nearly £1,500 for this worthy cause, through cake bakes and coffee mornings, both within and outside the academy.

The Emily Brontë House Student Council is made up of a range of students from all tutor groups and all years within the house student body. They meet to discuss a number of issues, from the student body, from within the house, and take suggestions and discussion to the house team and to the student whole academy council. They have a voice and are listened to, and their ideas are often adopted. This group helps out with charity fundraising, often doing much of the work and coming up with the ideas. The council is led by senior students in the sixth form and is ably assisted by the House Captain and Vice Captain from Year 11.

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