Our School House System
Each child is placed in one of the school’s three houses – Sandways, Chaffeymoor and Queen Oak, on entry to school and remains a member of this team throughout their time at the school.
Each house is vertically grouped across the school and siblings will be allocated to the same house.
Each house is led by House Captains who are elected from Year 6 pupils following a letter of application.
The role of a House Captain is a prestigious one, they provide positive leadership to the children in their House and during the various competitions and events organised throughout the year.
Every Friday, the house points are counted by our House Captains and a weekly winner announced during our Achievement Assembly. These are then added to the house points display tubes in the corridor.
House points are then tallied over the course of a term, a winner is announced, and the children in that house are rewarded with a special event or treat.
At the end of the year, once all house points are tallied, the House Champions will be announced. The winning house will be awarded their ribbons on the coveted House Cup.
On Sports Day the Houses compete against each other as teams and a cup is awarded to the winning House.
Teaching and non-teaching staff also belong to a House, with the exception of the Headteacher, and they encourage and support the children in positive team building through the House system.
Our House Captains
Introducing our House Captains for 2023 - 2024:
Annella, Kenan, Elliot, Bluebell, Alfie-Jack and Rueben.
We received 9 applications for House Captain this year so it was a very difficult decision to choose.
The letters of application we received were thoughtful and well written.
Earning House Points
House Points can be awarded by all staff to children for a variety of reasons.
• Polite, well-mannered behaviour
• Demonstrating a caring attitude towards peers
• Working to the best of their ability
• Excellent attendance
• Putting special effort into a piece of work
• Neatly presented work
• Positive attitude towards work
• Sporting achievement
• Taking part in competitions and events
• Helpful approaches to different situations
Chaffeymoor - Bluebell and Reuben
Queen Oak - Alfie Jack and Annella
Sandways - Kenan and Elliot
The Purpose of our House System
The House system aims to encourage a real sense of pride and achievement for the children. It fosters community spirit and gives the children an opportunity to contribute to something bigger, which involves children from all year groups. The older children are positive role models and take on a pastoral role for the younger children.