Welcome to Neptune House
'Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.'
Like Neptune the Greek god of the sea, our house represents might, bravery and intellect. Our
colour is red, we play fair and you can find our crest on the banner in the school hall. And it also
represents the planet Neptune, the eighth and farthest planet in the solar system.
The house system at KNBS exists primarily to give a competitive edge to a lot the activities that
go on in and out of lessons - including inter-form sport events, artwork and other derivative
competitions such as the recent 'old mobile phone' competition. Neptune is heavily involved in all
of these competitions and always strives to achieve.
It also ties in with the reward system (namely house points) - which, as well as building up to a
certificate like before, will contribute to the house points for your form. The tutors in Neptune are
always encouraging students to achieve for themselves as individuals and as a house. These can
be earned by anything from exceptionally good work to showing up at sport practice after school.
The result of this is a way to go about school with the added element of competing and
collaborating. Neptune students find this makes lessons that little bit more interesting.
Head of Neptune House
Mrs V Bartlett
Welcome to Mercury House
'Strength & Leadership'
Determined, hard working and loyal, Mercury students strive to succeed. Mercury House produces
strong leaders, showing others the way forward and never giving up. We are committed to
ensuring that every student gets the most out of their time here, achieves success and feels proud
to be part of Mercury House and of KNBS.
This year Mercury House is working hard to collect as many house points as possible through
good work, behaviour and participation in class, house events and whole school events such as
charity week, sports day and the sponsored walk.
Head of Mercury House
Mr T Lingard
Welcome to Saturn House
‘Participation to reach potential.’
At King’s Norton Boys’ School and in Saturn House we strongly believe in high standards and the
pursuit of excellence. The key to this is reflected in our motto “participation to reach potential”.The
House System is proving to be a popular part of school life at King’s Norton Boys’ School. There
are a wide range of events contested by the four Houses and wherever possible all events are
contested by all year groups. The four members of staff who act as ‘Heads of House’ have all
worked extremely hard over the last academic year to ensure the continued success of the
system. They are supported by each form tutor and other non-attached staff, all of which are
allocated a House. The events this year have consisted of the usual mix of sporting and academic
competitions. The traditional curtain raiser of the House football was extremely successful. This
early start helps forge an affinity between the students and their Houses; the enthusiasm of Year 7
and 8 is infectious. The competition for points also ties in with the school rewards policy as boys
collect house points and commendation slips to add to their House total. Each term the form with
the best attendance receives points for their House and a reward trip for their commitment to their
Sports Day I’m sure will prove to be the overall highlight. With triple points available for each event
it will be a tight finish to see which House claims the overall House Cup and the resulting end of
year trip. I believe the House System is a valuable part of school life, and one which will continue
to flourish and advance further.
Head of Saturn House
Mr R Ramsey
Welcome to Jupiter House
‘Never Give Up’
Jupiter House (D Forms) is proven to be a house with a very high level of ability, talent, and
commitment to a whole range of activities offered to pupils at KNBS. The team of staff that
represent Jupiter are both dedicated and hard working, ensuring that all the pupils in their house
succeed in every way possible. Last year Jupiter House won Sports Day, showing that we have a
house full of both talented runners and pupils who are strong at the field events too. Their effort
this year so far has been exceptionally high, particularly in collecting House Points through both
card stamps and commendations.
I am extremely proud to be Head of House Jupiter and I know that all the boys enjoy representing
their house in any way they can around school. We are the best all round House, competing in all
aspects of the house system across the school
Head of Jupiter House
Mr P Clifton