Welcome to Norcot House
As members of Norcot House we reflect the CHARACTER values of Denefield School, and aim to do our best in lessons, extra-curricular activities and as members of our community. Our house prides itself on our commitment to charity fundraising.
The Norcot House ethos is to provide a supportive, safe environment to ensure the well-being and academic success of all of our students. We pride ourselves on all of our successes celebrating them weekly, in assembly with the Norcot Hero Award, and termly with the Norcot Wall of Fame. Norcot students are proud to share and celebrate their accomplishments.
Norcot is named after the south eastern sector of Tilehurst, with Norcot Hill running through its centre. The area was originally made up of Norcot Farm and means ‘North Cottage’. Norcot Hill was also used to extract clay for brick making in the 1920s.
The Norcot team comprises of Mrs McKay and Mrs Wilcox and house captains who all work together to promote a safe, positive learning environment.
Norcot is split into 12 tutor groups; two in the Sixth Form and ten vertical groups for Years 7-11, giving them a chance to make friends and mix with students who are up to five years their senior or junior and foster a greater community spirit. This has proved invaluable to the development of all students, both personally and academically.
Our House charities are:
SCOPE Royal Berkshire Hospital Children’s Ward
Over the past few years, Norcot has managed to raise a fantastic total of £1000 for the above charities through a number of student-organised activities, with each form receiving a ‘petal’ for each £10 they raise, earning a golden petal once they reach £100. The end of term charity weeks and assembly donations are some of the highlights where students have raised awareness of the invaluable work they do.
Tutor time schedule:
Monday - Critical Thinking
Tuesday - Reading
Wednesday - Discussion
Thursday - Extended Learning
Friday – Assembly
There are a number of opportunities to get involved in student leadership roles to take the lead in a variety of activities across year groups, such as fundraising, end of term activities and sporting events.
If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact the house team.