House System

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The House system was reintroduced as part of the school’s 350th anniversary celebrations in 2010.  Students and staff belong to one of four Houses, with the aims of the House system being to encourage student engagment, healthy competition and celebration of success. At the heart of the House System is student leadership: students lead the Houses, organise competitions, and deliver House assemblies. Sixth Formers are attached to tutor groups and mentor younger students in their Houses.

House Names

A school-wide competition was introduced asking students, parents and staff to suggest names for the new school Houses.  Each House was assigned a century, since the school was founded in 1660, and names of people from that century were requested who represented the characteristics the House would want to cultivate.  The following Houses were chosen which are felt to represent the kinds of characteristics we want our House System to foster – the importance of education and learning, the caring and pastoral element, leadership and determination, as well as sporting excellence.

  • Churchill House

  • Newton House

  • Nightingale House

  • Redgrave House