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Our School Colours

School Colours are the public recognition of exemplary students and embody what it is to be truly 'Remarkable'. They acknowledge a consistent commitment to a variety of fields over one's time at BHS, whilst also encompassing the whole array of GLR skills and characteristics. There is a badge for each School Colour.

Half Colours - Students need to achieve three of the DARE criteria in the award they pursue each year so that they will have achieved nine out of the 12 by the end of Year 9.

Full Colours - Students need to achieve nine out of the 12 DARE criteria in the award they pursue over the course of Years 10 and 11.

Sixth Form - Students need to achieve nine out of the 12 DARE criteria in the award they pursue by October Half Term of Year 13.

Creativity and Collaboration

 Half Colours

Year 7 - 9

Dedication:

Demonstrating a long-term commitment to an activity within the school community, demonstrating a consistent, high level of performance, e.g. Finish in the top three in Sports Day, involvement in two or more School Drama or Dance productions.

Ambition:

Showing demonstrable effort in achieving outstandingly high-level personal goals, e.g. playing an instrument at Grade 6 (Distinction), playing sport at District or County level four times in a year.

Representation:

Representing a club, school or organisation through participation in a number of activities over the course of a year e.g. musical concerts, house competitions, or STEAM events.

Engagement:

Representing a club, school or organisation through participation in a number of activities over the course of a year e.g. musical concerts, house competitions, or STEAM events.

Full Colours

 Year 10 - 12

Dedication:

Demonstrating a long-term commitment to an activity within the school community, demonstrating a consistent, high level of performance, e.g., an active member of a school sports team over two years, contribute to either the Dance and/or Drama production over 2 years

Ambition:

Showing demonstrable effort in achieving outstandingly high-level personal goals, e.g. playing an instrument at Grade 8 (Distinction), playing sport at County or higher level four times in a year.

Representation:

Representing a club, school or organisation through participation in a significant number (10) of activities over the course of a year e.g. musical concerts, house competitions, or STEAM events.

Engagement:

Demonstrate a consistent and wide-ranging level of engagement with extra-curricular activities, particularly aimed at developing the skills, abilities, and interests of other students, e.g. running extra-curricular activities over the course of one academic year, organising a sports team for at least 3 terms, lead at least 2 assemblies over the course of Years 10 and 11, regularly attend at least 3 different extra-curricular activities over the course of an academic year.

Commitment to the School Community

Half Colours

Year 7 - 9

Duty:

Demonstrating that community works best when we also serve the needs of others, e.g., serving as Form Captain for a year, organising five litter picks for your tutor group over a year

Aspiration:

Setting yourself significant personal goals and making positive contributions to your community e.g., complete Silver level Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, be nominated by HoL for an outstanding contribution to charity, either within or outside of school, work with your HoL to contribute to five Year Group assemblies across a complete academic year.

Responsibility:

Taking on a role that supports the needs of the school community, e.g. serve as school council representative for your form over 2 years, serve as School Librarian for at least two consecutive terms – recognised by Mrs Seal - assist in at least one school function each academic year, e.g. Open Morning or Information Evening.

Engagement:

Demonstrating an involvement with the school and/or local community, e.g. contribute to three articles published in Head’s Update over the course of an academic year, complete at least 20 hours of volunteering, either within or outside of school, attend and contribute to a school club (not sport) at least 30 times over the course of an academic year.

Full Colours 

Year 10 - 11

Duty:

Demonstrating that community works best when we also serve the needs of others, e.g., serving as Form Captain for a year, organising ten litter picks for your tutor group over two years

Aspiration:

Setting yourself significant personal goals and making positive contributions to your community e.g., complete Silver level Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, be nominated by HoL for an outstanding contribution to charity, either within or outside of school, work with your HoL to contribute to 10 Year Group assemblies across two academic years.

Responsibility:

Taking on a role that supports the needs of the school community, e.g. serve as school council representative for your form over two years, serve as School Librarian for at least two consecutive terms – recognised by Mrs Seal - assist in at least four school functions over two academic years, e.g., Open Morning or Information Evening.

Engagement:

Demonstrating an involvement with the school and/or local community, e.g., have 5 articles published in Head’s Update over the course of an academic year, complete at least 50 hours of volunteering, either within or outside of school, attend and contribute to a school club (not sport) at least 30 times over the course of an academic year.

Sixth Form Colours 

Commitment to the School Community

Duty:

Demonstrating that community works best when we also serve the needs of others, e.g., serve as Senior Prefect for 18 months, regularly tutor through Blossom throughout Sixth Form, regularly mentor through Guardian Angels for 18 months, regularly serve on Cafeteria tills throughout Sixth Form.

Aspiration:

Setting yourself significant personal goals and making positive contributions to your community e.g., complete Gold level Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, complete Sports Leaders level 2 award.

Responsibility:

Taking on a role that supports the needs of the school community, e.g., serve as Charity Prefect for 12 months, regularly lead volunteering opportunities or other community-based activities during Wednesday P5 for 12 months, regularly lead student assistance at school functions on at least 4 separate events.

Engagement:

Demonstrating an involvement with the school and/or local community, e.g., significantly contribute to the publication of STEAM articles in Head’s Update over 12 months, lead/organise assemblies relating to school activities (e.g. Culture Soc, Fundraising, Charity), organise/run a school club (not sport) at least 30 times over the course of an academic year.

Creativity and Collaboration

Dedication:

Demonstrating a long-term commitment to an activity within the school community, demonstrating a consistent, high-level of performance, e.g., consistently attend a Sixth Form sports club over the Sixth Form years, consistently contribute to the School Dance Show over the Sixth Form years, consistently contribute to the School Drama Productions over the Sixth Form years.

Ambition:

Setting yourself significant personal goals and making positive contributions to your community e.g., compete at county level or higher in any event over the Sixth Form years, play a musical instrument or dance at grade 8 (Distinction)

Representation:

Taking on a role that supports the needs of the school community, e.g., serve as Subject Prefect over the Sixth Form years, lead and organise a sports activity and run tournaments/competitions, either within or outside of school, support the running of any club (including sport) within or outside of school over the Sixth Form years.

Engagement:

Demonstrating an involvement with the school and/or local community, e.g., significantly contribute to the running of five House Competitions, significantly contribute to the running of five STEAM Competitions, regularly deliver assemblies (at least five) over the Sixth Form years.