House System

There are four Houses in the School: Arundel (yellow), Balmoral (green), Stirling (blue) and Windsor (red). All the boys belong to a house, and brothers are generally placed in the same house as their older brothers or sisters.

House meetings take place regularly, led by the house masters and mistresses, and they play a vital role in the day-to-day life of the school and pastoral care of the boys. Each term there are a number of house competitions, which are always fiercely contested! Every term the boys contribute to the house boards by entering the house art competition. These boards can be viewed in the main corridors of the Pre-Prep. Events will generally follow this programme:


Autumn term

  • Art board competition
  • Football
  • Dodgeball
  • Poetry competition
  • Basketball
  • Public speaking
  • General knowledge quiz: Mind over Manor

Spring term

  • Art board competition
  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Cross-country
  • Singing competition
  • Music
  • Chess competition
  • Hockey
  • Benchball
  • Debating 

Summer term

  • House art board competition
  • Cricket
  • Inter-house challenge
  • Sports day
  • Swimming (Years 3, 4 and 5)
  • Maths (Years 6 and 7)
  • Poetry competition
  • House trips    

The head of house champions each boy in his role as part of a team and his allocated house where many of his friendships will be made. They praise boys, reward success and offer a helping hand or a steer when it is needed.

The head of house also plays an important role in ensuring that every boy is on track and supporting his chosen house with pride and verve.

In order to effectively support our co-curricular programme there is close communication between form teachers and heads of houses, ensuring that every child can gain the most from the opportunities on offer.