House Teams

Trenance Learning Academy House Teams


In the summer of 2014, the academy introduced a new House system. The aim is to foster collective competition and provide encouragement to children within Trenance. Every child has been assigned one of four houses; Glanville, Lander, Trevithick or Davy. All members of staff are also put into houses. They are as competitive as the children! Each of the houses are based on four inspirational Cornish heroes and some more details on each of these can be found below!


Ann Glanville

‘Famous Rower’

Ann Glanville was born in Saltash in 1796 at the height of British naval power. At the time, Saltash was a very important transport hub serving bigger ports laden with goods that would travel overseas. She was the mother of fourteen of children, so she certainly had her hands full. However, things became more challenging when her husband was bedridden for a year. During this time she had to take on the role of delivering goods by boat.  These boats were powered simply by her rowing ability. There is a story of Ann transporting eighty bags of corn in her boat on her own for two miles. Ann became famous all over country when she started winning rowing regattas in which she would challenge and beat both men and women. In fact, she was rarely beaten by men and never beaten by a female crew. Her fame reached new heights when she started taking part in rowing regattas in Northern France and beating all-male French crews. Ann’s death in 1706 was marked across the nation with wreaths and letters being sent to her family.

Glanville House: Teachers and Leadership Team

Miss Biscard, Mrs. Lewis, Miss Lobb, Miss Moseley, Mrs. Scarlett, Mrs. Stenning

Glanville House Captains 2017/2018:  Saul Hardman and Holly Sherman


Richard Lander

‘Famous Explorer’

Richard Lander was born in Truro in 1804, in a time where people were beginning to travel the world. Young Lander was no different and by the time he was an adult he had travelled to the West Indies. He decided he wanted to be an explorer and left for Africa as a young man. On one of his first expeditions with Hugh Clapperton the whole expedition succumbed to diseases and died. He was the only one left and faced a trek of hundreds of miles back to the sea. Eventually, he made it back to home to Cornwall. Over the course of his career he was vital in mapping parts of Nigeria and Niger; particularly the River Niger. Lander survived deadly diseases, killer animals and angry locals. His last exhibition was in 1834 where the native people killed him whilst he was exploring.

Lander House Teachers and Leadership Team

Miss Bates, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Crowle, Miss Dodson, Mrs. Edmonds

Lander House Captains 2017/2018:  Lois Bird and Jack Gray


Richard Trevithick

‘Famous Engineer’

Richard Trevithick was born in Illogan, Redruth in 1771. At the time, this was one of the most expensive areas in the world due to mining. He was the first man to invent, design and construct a steam engine to run on rails. Trevithick created engines such as The Puffing Devil and Catch Me Who Can. He soon took his inventions to London where he charged people to ride his train, which reached a top speed of 10 miles an hour! Unfortunately, his early trains were exceptionally heavy and they became unprofitable because the tracks they ran on would break after a few trips. Trevithick travelled all over the world supporting and spreading his inventions. He built steam pumps in Argentina and Peru and tunnels under the Thames. Trevithick was truly a revolutionary figure in industry during the Industrial Revolution.

Trevithick House Teachers and Leadership Team

Mr. Altoft, Mr. Keveren, Mrs, Riches,   

Trevithick House Captains 2017/2018:  Kristina Filipova and Freddy Plant


Humphrey Davy

‘Famous Scientist’

Humphrey Davy was born in Penzance. He is one of world’s most important scientists. Davy used electrolysis to separate individual elements so they could be discovered and studied.  He used this process to discover potassium, sodium and calcium. We now know that these are in the salt you eat and the milk you drink! Davy is known as the father of electrochemistry because of the technique he pioneered. However, his contribution can also be seen outside the world of chemistry. A group of miners from North-East England wrote to Davy asking him to invent a lamp that would not ignite gases in the mines. Davy responded by inventing the Davy Lamp which saved countless lives by separating the flame from the outside air by glass. Davy’s work left a lasting imprint on the world of science and mining.

Davy House Teachers and Leadership Staff

Mrs. Downing, Mr. Fice-Thomson, Miss Simmons, Mrs. Waters, Mr. Williams

Davy House Captains 2017/2018:  Robyn Fitzhenry and Hattie Christie


How the house point system works

Each house has two House Captains from Year Two who are elected by their fellow classmates. There is one boy and one girl for each house and they remain as captain for the entire school year.

A certificate worth 20 house points is awarded to two children from each class during the last Celebration Assembly of each half term. The House Point Certificates are awarded for individual achievement and outstanding effort. In addition, there are inter-house competitions and sporting matches for which points are awarded throughout the year.

There will also be fundraising events in which house points are given for the best performing houses. In the Summer Term we hold an annual toy sale in which money is raised for sport day t-shirts. Then, the children are each given a t-shirt in their house colour to wear on Sports Day.

Sports Day is the biggest event in determining the final points for the end of the academic year.  At Sports Day the children compete in their houses and during the day lots of points are awarded to the children who take part. A shield is awarded to the house with the most points at the end of Sports Day for each year group.

When the school year is finished the points for each house are counted up to give the grand total for the year. The winning house is awarded the house cup. Trevithick House won the House cup last year and are looking to keep their title again this year!



The Great Trenance Bake Off

Launch:  Friday 4th November 2016 - Closing Date:  14th November 2016

the results are in........


Message posted on 14th November 2016:  We have been completely overwhelmed by cake today!  A massive thank you for the huge effort from our families - you made our judges job tougher than Paul Hollywood's decision to go to Channel 4 or stay with the BBC!! 

Each House Team has been awarded a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and a Showstopper!

We also have an overall prize for the 'best baking' House Team

The winners are as follows:


Showstopper:  Florence in Amber Class for 'Hot choco-rooney'

1st Place:  Jasmine and Tia in Emerald Class for 'Snow Forest Adventure'

2nd Place:  Lewis in Amber Class for 'Hedgehogs'

3rd Place:  Katy in Lime Class for 'Lemon Cupcakes'


Showstopper:  Alana in Amber Class

1st Place:  Summer in Ruby Class for 'Xmas Tree cupcakes'

2nd Place:  Talia in Purple Class for 'Don't forget to be Owlsome'

3rd Place:  Jude in Aqua Class for 'Christmas Trees'


Showstopper:  Alfie in Green Class for 'Out of this World'

1st Place:  Darcey in Diamond Class for 'Lemon Lovelies/Remembrance'

2nd Place:  Rosie in Gold Class for 'Gold Shimmer Sea Shells'

3rd Place:  Max in Amber Class for 'Mr. Monster Max'


Showstoppers:  Lucie in Crimson Class for 'Fantastic Yummy Burger' & Ethan in Gold Class for 'Burgers'

1st Place:  Louisa in Lime Class for 'Snowmen'

2nd Place:  Oscar in Gold Class for 'Space'

3rd Place:  Jowan in Diamond Class for 'Flowerpot Cake'



All children and staff in Glanville House are invited to a Vintage Tea Party in the Hall on Wednesday 16th November between 2.45pm and 3.15pm - how splendid! 

Winners of the Best Design Cupcake will be announced during Celebration Assembly on Friday 18th November 2016



Check this page for regular score updates.


Scores as at 28th April 2017.........

In 1st place:  Glanville (Blue) with 1330 points  

In Joint 2nd place:  Davy (Red) with 1160 points  

In Joint 2nd place:  Trevithick (Yellow) with 1130 points  

In 3rd place:  Lander (Green) with 1070 points