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Waterwells Primary Academy

Our houses

Our house groups

At Waterwells, every child belongs to one of four houses – Whitley (Green), Meteor (Yellow), Beaufort (Blue) or Spitfire (Red). Each house group is named after an aircraft, as historically the local area formed part of the RAF Quedgeley site, which encompassed aircraft parts and factories.

Belonging to a house is a very important aspect of being part of our school. Each House is led by a House Captain. Each year, Year 6 children are elected as house captains who lead their house in school sports and competitions.

House and vice house captains are also responsible for collecting and distributing house points, showing visitors around the school and acting as ambassadors.

Armstrong Whitworth
Whitley Bomber

Whitley (Green) House

The most important Armstrong Whitworth design to serve during the Second World War . The AW38 Whitley was already in service with the RAF at the outbreak of World War II and is probably the most important Armstrong Whitworth design to see operational service.  It participated in the first bombing raid of the conflict in September 1939 and was only superceded in the role by the introduction of the 'heavies' such as the Avro Lancaster.

Gloster Meteor

Meteor (Yellow) House

The first jet aircraft to enter service with the RAF. In total, 3,875 Gloster Meteors were built, which was by far more than any other British jet aircraft of the era. 3,545 of these were built in the UK by Gloster Aircraft Company and by Armstrong Whitworth, with a further 330 being built by Fokker (under licence in the Netherlands). 30 of these were however actually assembled in Belgium.

Beaufort Bomber

Beaufort (Blue) House

A capable torpedo bomber that led to the development of the Beaufighter. Designated by the Bristol Aeroplane Company as the Bristol Type 152, the Beaufort was a twin-engine torpedo bomber design based upon the vast experience gained from the earlier Bristol Type 142 Blenheim light-bombers. It was a powerful, well-armed, high-performance aircraft.


Spitfire (Red) House

The Spitfire is the most famous British fighter aircraft in history. It became a symbol of freedom during the summer months of 1940 by helping to defeat the German air attacks during the Battle of Britain. It was the highest performing Allied aircraft in 1940. Once the RAF modified their tactics to properly counter the Luftwaffe. The Spitfire proved to be the only British fighter capable of meeting the Messerschmitt on equal terms.

House Points

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House Captains



Sports Captain




House Captains



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House Captains



Sports Captain




House Captains



Sports Captain