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Indus House

Head of House - Miss F Cooper

House Colour: Skylark Violet
Named after the Constellation of Indus
Location: Northern Hemisphere
Right Ascension: 03h
Declination: +45°

Indus, the Indian (Native American)

Indus, the Indian (Native American), is completely visible in latitudes south of 15 degrees North from July-September.

Indus was invented by Pieter Dirksz Keyser and Fredick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597.

Native Americans (American Indians, Amerindians, Amerins, Indyans, Injuns, or Red Indians) are indigenous peoples, who lived in the Americas prior to the European colonisation; some of these ethnic groups still exist. The name "Indians" was bestowed by Christopher Columbus, who mistakenly believed that the places he found them were among the islands to the southeast of Asia known to Europeans as the Indies.

House System:

Indus House is set up in the same manner as all of the other Houses. Each House comprises of fourteen House groups, with a selection of students from across the five-year groups. This helps to encourage all of the different year groups to mix, and certainly helps our new starters to settle into the Academy.


Indus students are always keen to participate in all Interhouse events. A variety of competitions are held throughout the year to appeal to a diverse range of students, these include: musical, sporting and academic competitions. Indus is exceptionally well represented and those students who do participate, take great pride in representing their House. Indus students demonstrate excellent teamwork, commitment and passion for achieving their best, both individually and as a team. Team morale is high and students display the drive to succeed. Miss Cooper is incredibly proud of all students who participate in any Interhouse events.

Indus students excelled themselves again this year and were crowned overall Interhouse champions for 2020 – 2021. They now have the tough job of maintaining these high standards!


Students are selected to assist their tutors, ensure the welfare of those in their form group and encourage participation in Academy life. The Indus Prefects for 2020 -2021:

House Group Form Prefect
IN1 Jamie O’Bee
IN2 Thai Leach
IN3 Jacob Johnson
IN4 Darcie Bunyan
IN5 Rhys Nicholson
IN6 William Jones
IN7 Mya Borman
IN8 Catherine Morley
IN9 Amber Przeniczny-Woods
IN10 Emily Lovesey
IN11 Kegan Munro
IN12 Mathew Bradley
IN13 Mason Scott
IN14 Juliana Tulay

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