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Carlton le Willows Academy

Nothing but the best


Hi there – my name is Mr Corden, and I am Head of Birch House!

There are two things you need to know about us – firstly, we have been compared to Gryffindor from the Harry Potter books and secondly, our house motto is ‘We are always ready!’ 

Alongside Birch Student Support Adviser, I am responsible for the pastoral support for any pupils who find themselves lucky enough to be sorted in to Birch House. It is our job to ensure that all students in our House feel happy to come to school and are safe in their learning environment.

Birch is a wonderful house with lots to celebrate – the most important being that we have a wonderful group of students that don the blue and silver (Birch) tie, who are caring, considerate and hard working. Furthermore, we have 16 fabulous form tutors – varying in the subject that they teach (from English to music to science) that go above and beyond for their form members, and I know our students are very appreciative of them and their continued support.

Birch are the current House Champions. Let's try and hold on to that cup again this year!