The key ethos of the House system is to allow students to take part in a range of co-curricular activities that complement and enhance their overall character educational experience at Townley. For example, all year 10 students take part in First Give that facilitates our key school value of social conscience and develops leadership and team work. The House Council acts as the main vehicle for student voice within the school having an impact on the daily lives of students and staff. In addition to this, the House System supports the Townley Leadership Programme as well as holding various cross curricular competitions throughout the year. The heart of the House system is allowing students to be a positive change both in the school and wider world. Students partake in individual or group events. Activities can be vertical, giving students the opportunity to support each other such as: Question Time, House Council meetings, joint year 11-12 public speaking workshops, the sixth form breakfasts, and the numerous student led fundraising events are all examples of student integration. The role of House Captain is central to the structure, House prize givings provider all students from their House community to celebrate their achievements, whether academic or character based, students come together with their House and celebrate their combined efforts. The House cup is awarded during the final assembly of the year to the House that has accrued the most House points from all House activities and individual points.

The classical Greek goddesses chosen as figureheads for each House, represent specific positive qualities and values which we would like to foster in students at Townley Grammar School.



Hestia is the goddess of the hearth fire, representing the importance of home and family.

Qualities: Charity, Consideration, Industry.


Athene is the goddess of the hearth fire, representing the importance of home and family.

Qualities: Loyalty, Knowledge, Enterprise.


Hera is the queen of the Olympian gods. 

Qualities: Excellence, Eloquence, Self Respect.


Demeter is the goddess of rebirth and renewal, especially within the context of harvest and the seasons.

Qualities:  Generosity, Responsibility, Perseverance.


Persephone is queen of the underworld.

Qualities:  Fairness, Originality, Creativity.



Aphrodite is the goddess of love and beauty.

Qualities: Pride in work, Ambition, Compassion.


Artemis is the goddess of the hunt and the moon.

Qualities:  Confidence, Independence, Competitiveness.

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