It is with the deepest sadness and regret that we must inform you that Helen Roberts (Geography and Careers) passed away
on Saturday 4th March having been diagnosed with terminal cancer just a few weeks earlier.

The funeral service will take place at St. Andrew’s Church, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 5ET on 28th March at 1pm.

The funeral cortège will pass the school at 12.30pm

BAFB staff and pupils will line the inside and outside of the perimeters along Burnage Lane to pay their respects.

Any former students, Parents and Carers wishing to join us in paying their respects at this time
are invited to do so by standing on the opposite side of the road.

Please do not park your vehicle near school or on Burnage Lane. 

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The House System

Every pupil who attends Burnage Media Arts College is member of a house. Each house is made up of pupils from every year group and is identified by a different colour tie. Boys remain in the same house for the duration of their time at school. There are four houses at Burnage Media Arts College:


Ash – Silver

Maple – Gold

Oak – Green

Rowan – Red


The house system allows pupils to receive the best pastoral care and academic monitoring, whilst also encouraging group loyalty and teamwork with competitive events such as sports day and inter-house sports competitions. With a wide range of activities available, the house system promotes wider participation and interaction with pupils from all years.


The house system embodies the values of the school, encouraging each pupil to ‘be the best they can be’ and forms an integral part of the school community. Pupils who are actively engaged in the house system will develop a sense of belonging and achievement outside the classroom.


Each house is affiliated to a charity for which they fundraise and support throughout each academic year. Pupils and parents are encouraged to get involved, with activities ranging from non-uniform days to weekend community events hosted by the school.


Each house also has a House Captain who is selected as a pupil role model and leader to assist with organisation and development. The House Captains will regularly present parts of assemblies and are expected to have a positive presence around the school. With regular feedback from individual Form Representatives, the House Captain can have a stronger impact on decision-making around the school.



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