House Teams

Our House system was launched in 2019 and is on its way to being developed into the core of David Nieper Academy. The new House system is a dynamic and enjoyable way of creating a positive culture for staff and students. Being part of a House gives everyone a sense of belonging, promotes self-esteem, confidence, integrity and a great school spirit. Throughout the year, the five Houses will compete in a wide range of activities, covering the entire curriculum, ranging from the school Spelling Bee to inter-house sports. At David Nieper Academy we believe everyone has the opportunities to Aspire, Endeavour and Succeed by creating a House system which is at the beating heart of the Academy.

Our competitive Heads of House and House captains have written a short piece about themselves.

Heads of House

Mr Doohan

Amber House

Miss Perry

Derwent House

Hi, I’m Miss Perry. I have worked at David Nieper Academy for six years and been Head of the mighty Derwent House for five years, and I absolutely love my job! As a teacher of PE, I am extremely competitive and play lots of sports in my own time, which I hope inspires the students in Derwent. We have won the house cup four times and plan on continuing this tradition.

My house prefects are excellent students who represent Derwent fantastically. They support the younger year groups and me with any house competitions.

I am very proud of all the students in my house and can’t wait for my favourite day of the year, sports day! Growing up next to the Derwent River, it is very special to me, and there is no other house I would want to lead! 

Come on Team Green! 

Mr Lobosco

Erewash House