What is a house system?
Our house system is a way of organising the school into four equal parts – each one made up of equal numbers of each year group and a balance of male and female students. On entry to the school each child will be allocated a house and members of the same family will be placed in the same house. This creates smaller “family” units within the school.
The house system has two distinct parts:
- A merit scheme whereby children gain merit points related to the display of positive social behaviour, manners and academic achievement.
- Internal competitions such as inter-house competitions, Sports Day and Swimming Gala.
What will the pupils get from the house system?
Our hope is that as a result of the house system, children will get:
- More involved in extra-curricular activities.
- Increased aspirations through academic competition.
- Increased involvement in sport.
- Quality pastoral care in a family atmosphere.
- A distinct set of values and characteristics from their house which will help them to form strong personal values.
- A stronger voice in decision-making across the school.
What are the names of the houses?
Students earn merit points throughout the year and these are collated on a regular basis. These individual merit points are added to the totals of their particular house and at the end of the year, the winning house is presented with a trophy during the School Review Ceremony.