House System


School houses are a fantastic way of bringing pupils across the school together while also introducing a healthy sense of competition.

Our four houses – Hobby, Kestrel, Merlin and Peregrine – meet at least half-termly and each house is led by a Year 8 house captain with support from a deputy in Year 7 as well as a Head of House from the staff team.

Boys enjoy competing in sporting competitions including football, rugby and cricket as well as a swimming gala and sports day in the Summer term.

There is also an ever-expanding range of more alternative house competitions, from cup stacking to vegetable growing and photography. Then there is the recipe competition, which gives the winners the chance to have their dish made for the whole school at lunchtime, and the annual Harvest Loaf Bake Off, where the winning loaf gets presented during the harvest assembly at the church of St John the Divine.

Boys also earn merits which equate to house points. Totals are counted on a weekly basis, and the termly winner is rewarded with a pizza party and a Mufti day in school, while the annual winner gets taken on a ‘House Trip’ in the Autumn term.