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Ebbsfleet Academy

House System

On entry into the Academy, each student will be allocated to one of four Houses. Our House system provides both a vehicle through which children from different year groups can work collaboratively and a focus for friendly academic and non-academic competition.

Each House is assigned a Head of House and Pastoral leader. For more information about each Head of House, please click on the logos below:

Mr Sutton read Ancient and Modern History at the Queen’s College, University of Oxford, graduating with a 2:1 BA (Hons) degree, entering teaching through the Teach First programme, completing his PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University. Since joining  Ebbsfleet Academy, he has taught History, Geography and Global Learning, and now has the privilege of being appointed as head of Bell House.

Mr Sutton knows that all Bell House students are capable of more than they expect, and wants to push them to reach their full potential. He believes that getting the best education possible is vital for enabling students to make the most of their future careers and lives and will work relentlessly in supporting them to achieve their very best.

‘Bell House students have the potential to fulfil the very highest of expectations. Their ability to challenge themselves and to push themselves to achieve is an admirable quality, and they need to continue to be resilient throughout their school career and beyond. Every day, I see things from Bell House students which make me proud, and I know that they will continue to impress me through their resilience, integrity, independence, confidence and respect.’


Ms Dickman has worked at Ebbslfeet Academy since it opened in 2013. She achieved a BSc (Hons) degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Nottingham. Since joining The Ebbsfleet Academy she has taught a mixture of Science, Hospitality and Food Technology lessons, and has now become the Head of House for Drake House.

Ms Dickman aims to develop a House of resilient and confident individuals, who show ambition and determination in every aspect of their school lives.

“I have been proud to be a Drake House tutor for the past four years, and could not be happier to lead them forward as Head of House this academic year. I hope that the students and tutors of Drake House will show the same pride and enthusiasm for their House as I do. I want to develop the students within my House to display all of the academy values, with particular emphasis on integrity and resilience, to best prepare them for their futures beyond The Ebbsfleet Academy”.

Ms Horn has wanted to be a teacher since her very first day at primary school. She spent many hours helping younger children learn to read and fell in love with teaching. When she went to secondary school, she had her first language lessons and decided that this was the route she wanted to take.

She went on to study French, Spanish and German at sixth form, and then to The University of Essex to Study a BA in Modern Languages and Linguistics. During her degree course, she spent a year in Spain and this language became her passion, although she is constantly striving to add new languages to her repertoire, and has recently started studying BSL.

Ms Horn believes that every single child has the potential and ability to succeed and has the very highest expectations of all her students. She believes that every student in Scott House has a valuable contribution to make and that working together is the way forward.

“Scott House have the potential to be amazing and every student has the ability to excel. Together we can create success for everyone.”


Miss Hartley achieved a Sport and Exercise Science degree (BSc Hons) at the University of Brighton in 2011. After completing her studies, she spent 18 months travelling around the world, enhancing communication skills, broadening her horizons and understanding ways of life from different perspectives and cultures. 

On returning from travelling Miss Hartley worked as a teaching assistant at a Pupil Referral Unit, this is when she found her passion for education and decided teaching was the job for her. Then in 2015 went on to complete a PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University, during which spent some time teaching in Belgium. 

Since joining The Ebbsfleet Academy in 2018, Miss Hartley has predominantly taught PE as well as science, physiology and has run the DofE programme. 

Miss Hartley has high expectations of her students and expects them to have high expectations of themselves. This can be achieved by upholding the academy values of respect, confidence, integrity, resilience and independence. 

The students in Sharman house are capable of academic success and becoming kind and compassionate individuals. With a little bit of guidance and self-belief, Sharman students can aim and reach for the stars just like Helen Sharman, the first British astronaut launched into space in 1991. 

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