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School Honour Tie

At Calday we feel it is important to acknowledge achievement and aspiration of students who show commitment and dedication.  One way in which we do this is through an honour tie system in the subject areas of Drama, Music, Sport and for students who regularly attend a school club or society, for example, Chess or Robotics.

Our sports honour tie is available in three designs, dependant on the level of achievement attained. Level 1 and 2 ties are available in house colours blue, green or red. 

Level 1 School Colours - School team 

Level 2 Half Colours - County level

Level 3 Full Colours - National level

If a student excels at a sport not represented in school he may still be eligible for a school tie.  Please contact the community office for more details email;

Attainment Criteria

Each subject area sets their own attainment criteria.

Clubs & Societies is based on attendance and or representation - exact requirements will vary between different clubs, please check with individual club owners.

Drama is based on support and or involvement in four school productions.

Music criteria is based on attendance at Choir/Band practice for two consecutive terms. The student must also be involved in either House Music or one of the two annual concerts held in the Autumn and Summer terms.


Level 1 School Colours - this tie recognises selection & representation of a sport at either team or individual level for school,  (e.g. school team only).

Level 2 Half Colours - this tie recognises selection & representation at County (or equivalent) level, either team or individual,  (e.g. Cheshire or Merseyside).

Level 3 Full Colours - this tie recognises selection & representation at National level, either team or individual, (e.g. England or Wales) 

All tie applications are subject to approval from department staff. Year 7 students are asked to wait until their first Spring term before applying for an honour tie.  Ties are awarded for activity attained during a students time at Calday, unfortunately it is not possible to award ties for activity prior to joining the school. 

How to apply

Subject to approval you will receive an email inviting you to make payment via Parent pay. This may take up to 5 working days from submission of the application form.  Ties cost £7.00 each. Once payment has been made ties are issued via form tutors (allow 2 working days). We will contact you if we are unable to approve your application at this time.

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