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Neon is a chemical element with the symbol Ne and atomic number 10. It is a noble gas. It was discovered (along with krypton and xenon) in 1898. The name neon is derived from the Greek word meaning new. Neon is chemically inert, and no uncharged neon compounds are known.
Neon gives a distinct reddish-orange glow when used in low-voltage neon glow lamps, high-voltage discharge tubes and neon advertising signs. The red emission line from neon also causes the well known red light of helium–neon lasers. This characteristic red colour is, then, Neon’s House colour.
In Neon House we are proud that our students demonstrate the ASPIRE values for learning and life that permeate throughout our Academy and our Trust. Neon students seek to emulate our House Hero, Rachel Heyhoe Flint, who is a role model for many of these values.
Rachael Heyhoe Flint was an English cricketer, businesswoman and philanthropist. She was best known for being captain of England from 1966 to 1978, and was unbeaten in six Test series: playing from 1960 to 1982.
Heyhoe Flint was captain when her team won the inaugural 1973 Women's Cricket World Cup, which England hosted. She was also the first female cricketer to hit a six in a Test match, and one of the first ten women to become a member of the MCC
To contact a member of the house team please call reception and, in the first instance, ask to speak with Mrs Airey, Head of House. You may also leave a message for a form tutor or SLT link.