Phoenix House

About us

Our logo was designed at the house launch day by a number of students. The idea was first sketched on paper then built upon by Mr Barry, Mr Spiby and the Phoenix form group. All children were spilt into classes of approximately 20 students; these included students from each year group. Each group was given the task of designing a logo, a motto, a house song and choosing a house charity.

Phoenix Logo | The Dearne ALC
House Phoenix | The Dearne ALC
House Phoenix | The Dearne ALC
House Phoenix | The Dearne ALC

All of House Phoenix presented their different logo ideas. We then voted as a house and came up with the final “ideal of what we all wanted House Phoenix to look like”. It very quickly became apparent from the vast majority of students that they wanted to link the colour red to a heart charity. We have already raised £122 this year by organising a raffle at Halloween. Sweets and a candle hamper were donated and both students and staff got behind us and bought raffle tickets. 

 “To rise above the ordinary and have the courage and ambition to lead” - Our Motto

House Captains

I think I will be a really good House Captain for #TEAMPHOENIX. I am really friendly and get on with people really well, I am confident and know with Jessica's help I will become more organised. I am looking forward to the next year.

House Phoenix | The Dearne ALC

Jessica Kodaleva Y10

I am going to be an amazing House Captain for #TEAMPHOENIX. I am a responsible student who is confident in a leadership role. My qualities are that I am very organised and I plan things in great detail. I am excited about this new opportunity and look forward to leading TEAM PHOENIX this year.

House Phoenix | The Dearne ALC

Heads of House - Mr P Richardson and Mrs K Child.

We both are very honoured and fortunate to lead Year 11 and enjoy this role greatly; however the opportunity to work with all different year groups in a competition setting is something we feel very passionate about. Our hope for TEAM PHOENIX is that we encourage students to seek leadership opportunities, support peers across all year groups and instil healthy competition across school. 

House Phoenix | The Dearne ALC

Children's Heart Surgery Fund

Staff and students were very keen to go with a heart charity. The children’s heart surgery fund is close to Mrs Child as she has seen first-hand the amazing work they carry out and this charity continue to work hard to support families of children with heart conditions.

Chairty Phoenix House Phoenix | The Dearne ALC

See our gallery photos. So far this year we have hosted during house week a “welly wanging” contest, a darts competition and a badminton tournament.



“Pupils are helpful, polite and courteous to staff, visitors and to each other. The atmosphere in school is positive, supportive and caring.” Ofsted 2016

Ofsted 2016

“The teaching of mathematics is effective. Most pupils make good progress in this subject.”


68% of students make expected progress or better

More able

“They are given a significant range of extra opportunities which prepare them well for life beyond the school. These pupils speak with passion and confidence about their ambitious aspirations for the future.” Ofsted 2016


of more able students achieved an A or A*

Students leaving with 5 A*-C grades, including English and maths

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