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Carlton le Willows Academy

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Meet your House Leader

Carlton le Willows has four houses: Ash, Birch, Cedar and Oak.

On accepting a place at the Academy students will be allocated a form group in one of those houses. 


Hello to my new Ash pupils.

You are making one of the biggest journeys of your life, coming to secondary school and you are going to join a great House-Ash.

We have an excellent set of tutors who will help you with the move from primary school to secondary school and help meet all of the challenges that you will face and overcome.

The house and indeed the school want everyone to try in everything and be the best that you can possibly be. This is in the classroom, the playing fields, doing homework or helping others around the school.

There are lots of House competitions from the tug of war to a science competition. You will get the chance to show how capable you are as you develop into young adults. Working together we can achieve a great deal and push each other to succeed. I look forward to meeting you all.

Mr Macdonald

Head of Ash House


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, we always aim to win the House Championship.

Birch is a wonderful house with lots to celebrate – our House is full to the brim with wonderful students who are all caring, considerate and hard working.

We always look out for one another; we always take part in charity events at the school and we always compete in the House Competitions.

In the last three years we have finished 1 st , 2 nd and 1 st and currently sit in first place for this year. I’m hoping, with you in Birch House we can keep that mentality going and we can win it again at the end of your first year!

Ultimately though, the most important thing for me is that you try something new, take part in as much as you can and show outstanding good character; be as enthusiastic and optimistic you can be; always be kind and grateful for those around you; be professional and determined and be purposeful in your lessons. Remember you are joining a very good school in Carlton le Willows and a phenomenal House in Birch.

I’m really looking forward to seeing all of your lovely faces when you join us as new Year 7s later in the year, and I know the rest of Birch and Carlton le Willows feel the same.

Mr Corden

Head of Birch House


Welcome to the only House at Carlton le Willows that you will ever need! The one and only CEDAR HOUSE!

These last few months have been a very difficult, strange time for all of us. Even more so for you. You are the first students in a generation to experience moving from primary school to secondary education without a full transition experience. That's fine though, because YOU'RE AWESOME!! Be assured that the future is very bright for you!!

We are very much looking forward to you starting at Carlton le Willows and hope that you are excited, as well as being a little bit nervous! That's ok, it's because you CARE that you're feeling those emotions! Whichever tutor group you find yourself in come September, you are guaranteed the BEST care in all of CLW - the Cedar tutors are a fantastic bunch of people who will be your guide and support not only during your first few weeks at the academy, but also for your entire journey through school.

The amount of opportunities that you will be able to experience when you join the CLW family is amazing! Whether you love sport, drama, music, art, science, maths, English, geography, history, I.T., D&T or languages, there is so much on offer for you to get involved in with like- minded, new friends!

So, enjoy the summer and get ready for the next exciting step in your life! Being part of Cedar House at Carlton le Willows Academy!

Mr Walker

Head of Cedar House


Hello everyone, I’m Mr Miller. Welcome to the best house at Carlton le Willows (Oak of course).

We all know the move from Primary School to Secondary School has been a huge rollercoaster ride so far with having so much time to wait between finishing primary school and starting secondary school.

We know it might be scary but you have nothing to fear. The tutor group that you find yourself in when you arrive in September will be full of caring students ready to welcome you and show you the ropes. Along with this, the lovely tutors and staff from the mighty ‘Oak Giants’ are here to help if you are ever in need.

Whilst priding ourselves on being extremely helpful we also pride ourselves on the being the best you can be. We know you can be! It is important you show how professional you can be in your lessons and that you are being as enthusiastic as you can be.

As a school, we want you to create long-lasting memories and for you to have a fantastic time here at Carlton le Willows as you develop into young adults. There are a huge amount of house competitions for you to get stuck into such as dodgeball, tug of war and also science competitions. Don’t worry if it’s something you have never tried before, just have a go! Just you being there is showing determination and character. We cannot wait to see what you are capable of. As much as it may be nerve-wracking when starting secondary school we do hope you are as excited as us, to see us in September.

Mr Miller

Head of Oak House