When pupils join the Academy they are allocated to a house group, which is also their tutor group. The house groups are named after the four Saints, Bede, Cuthbert, Hilda and Wilfrid.
Throughout their time at the Academy pupils will compete against the other houses in a range of competitions. Pupils will compete against the other tutor groups in the weekly attendance challenge.
Tutor groups are placed in Division one, The Championship or The Premiership based on their weekly attendance. All tutor groups who achieve 100% attendance for the week are rewarded.
Pupils also compete in sports challenges including sports day.