Dyson House Overview
Students in Dyson House are proud to be in Dyson House! The house instils a sense of identity and teamwork. All students are individuals, deserving their say and each student is encouraged to play a role in the house team.
The House ethos encourages an extended family principle, whereby classmates and House members from different year groups look out for, support and care for each other. Dyson is a competitive house with members representing sport, singing, dance and debating to name a few. Students are encouraged to take part and to support others in the team. In Dyson House enthusiasm is always inspiring and is always rewarded.
Dyson house is proud to have Sir James Dyson as it patron. He is one of Britain’s leading industrialists; a designer and the founder of the Dyson Company. His company is best known for the Dyson Hoover which is a common appliance in many households in the UK and around the developed World. His success has ensured that his company is a leading light in modern design and innovation.
The Dyson Foundation was set up in 2002 to support design and engineering education. Dyson is a great believer in education and inspiring creativity in young people. The foundation supports many strategies in schools funding and designing creativity and design initiatives. The foundation also inspires young minds with the James Dyson Awards. This is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers.
Sir James Dyson has been recognised for his achievements in many ways over recent years. In 1997, Dyson was awarded the Prince Phillip Designers Prize. In 2000, he received the Lord Lloyd of Kilgerran Award. He received an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Engineering) from the University of Bath in 2000. In 2005, he was elected a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering. He was appointed a Knight Bachelor in the 2007 New Years Honours. Since 2011, he has been a professor of the Royal College of Art.