The Houses

We have four houses our students can be assigned to when they join us in year 3:

  • Challenger

  • Discovery

  • Endeavour

  • Enterprise

Why have a house system?

A house system is a strong way of developing several key skills, abilities and awareness in our pupils, here are just some of the ways it helps:

  • Pupils belong to a team

  • Pupils have opportunities with work with other pupils from all year groups

  • A greater sense of responsibility is developed

  • Pupils develop a healthy awareness of competition & support

  • Pupils gain the opportunity to represent their house in a wide range of events

House Rewards

If any student shows exemplary effort in one of many ways, they will be rewarded with a Star Point. You could earn a star point for:

  • Acts of kindness

  • Pupil of the Day

  • Star of the Week

  • Representing your house or the whole school

  • Special achievements

  • Volunteering for extra learning/research

  • Helping others

We hold house assemblies every half-term where we award certificates to pupils who have collected star points.

There are some large display boards in the main school hall - these are updated with star point totals to show how they are growing. Our house captains (more on these further down!) work together on these boards to produce wonderful displays carrying a special message for the term.

House Roles

House Leaders

Each House has one teacher who leads and also has a responsibility for a key area.

House Leaders establish good relationships with children in their house, plan & lead house assemblies, & promote good attitudes and behaviour around school.

House Captains: Creativity

Creative house captains organise all inter-house competitions which don't fit into the other event types! i.e. the bake off, spelling bee, science challenges, origami, etc. They liaise with staff to help run these events and support all the pupils who enter them. They will also evaluate the event afterwards and help improve the event for future occasions. They will also make sure all pupils have a fair chance to get involved.

House Captains: Fund Raising

Fund-raising house captains make sure we support three causes - one local, one national and one international. They also work with the Parent & Friends Association to promote, plan & run events. They also help out with event budgets and suggesting future improvements.

House Captains: Pupil Voice

Pupil voice house captains represent the voice and opinion of our pupils on all issues of school development. They run projects to discover the views of their fellow pupils and share those ideas with key staff members. The pupil voice house captains carry significant clout on crucial school matters (i.e. anti-bullying, e-safety, the curriculum, etc). They also get to work with members of the wider community and pupil voice groups from other schools.

House Captains: Sport

Sports house captains organise inter-house sports competitions. They sort the teams, set up the tournaments, help run the events and note ways they can be improved in the future.