House System

Every pupil in the school is placed in one of six houses.  Each house has pupils from every year group and they are named after trees:  Oak, Elm, Willow, Beech, Chestnut and Cedar.

In their houses, the boys have the opportunity to develop their personalities and extend their skills through extra-curricular activities. These are organised by the Head of the house, members of staff and senior pupils. 

House-based activities can include sports tournaments and competitions, public speaking, music and drama inter-house competitions and other events to raise money for house charities such as chess tournaments, gingerbread house competition and a whole lot more.

Through these events the boys gain a great deal of social, community and personal awareness and we find that students develop a sense of loyalty and commitment to their house.

We also run a house point system where boys are awarded house points for excellent work or behaviour with awards at the end of the academic year. 


Cedar House

RESILIENCE - A tree with strong roots laughs at storms.

Elm House

ASPIRATION - To climb a tree is to discover a new world.

Oak House

COURAGE - From the tiniest acorn a might Oak will grow.

Willow House

FLEXIBILITY - Be like the willow "Easy to bend, but not easy to break".

Beech House

SEEKER - Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.

Chestnut House

HONESTY - Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow.  The shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing.