House Point System

When students join Jane Austen College, they will be allocated a house: Bronte, Ishiguro, Julian or Shakespeare.

The House system promotes unity and encourages a healthy attitude to competition through varied school events including art competitions and sporting events. Students are awarded House Points across all their activities at school. Students also gain House Points throughout their school day for: Taking Responsibility, Being Kind, and Working Hard.



Charlotte Brontë was an English novelist and poet, most known for her novel, Jane Eyre. Brontë wrote her first known poem at the age of 13 in 1829, and was to go on to write more than 200 poems in the course of her life.

“I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.”

–Charlotte Bronte




Sir Kazuo Ishiguro is a British novelist, screenwriter, musician, and short-story writer. He is one of the most critically-acclaimed and praised contemporary fiction authors writing in English, being awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. His first two novels, A Pale View of Hills and An Artist of the Floating World, were noted for their explorations of Japanese identity and their mournful tone.


“Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.”

–Sir Kazuo Ishiguro



Julian of Norwich was an English mystic and anchoress of the Middle Ages. Her writings, now known as Revelations of Divine Love, are the earliest surviving English language works by a woman, although it is possible that some anonymous works may have had female authors. They are also the only surviving English language works by an anchoress.


“All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”

–Julian of Norwich



William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. His extant works, including collaborations, consist of some 39 plays,154 sonnets, three long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright


"Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”

–William Shakespeare