School Houses

We operate a house system throughout the school. This provides opportunities for competition, collaboration and contribution to school life.

We have changed the house names this year, instead of planets, we feel it is more inspiring to our pupils to name the houses after people from our local area who have achieved amazing things and demonstrated our school values.

Each house has two year 6 pupils as House Captains. In order to become a House Captain, the pupils had to deliver a presentation to all children in their house. The children then vote for who they would like to be their captains.

Your child will be allocated a house when they join the school. A range of activities use the house system including the arts and sport in particular. House captains are responsible for liaising with staff to arrange, publicise and administer activities and events.

The four house names are Brunel, Nightingale, Austin and Ainslie.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born on the 9th April 1806 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. He was a mechanical and civil engineer and his ground breaking designs and ingenious constructions revolutionised public transport. His designs include the Great Western Railway, numerous bridges and tunnels, steamships and dockyards. In 2002 Brunel placed 2nd in the BBC's Public Poll to determine the 100 Greatest Britons.

Florence Nightingale was born on the 12th May 1820, she is one of Hampshire's most famous women and was brought up on an estate near Romsey. She was a social reformer and founder of modern nursing. She organised care for wounded soldiers in the Crimean War and became an icon of Victorian Culture especially in the persona of 'The Lady with the Lamp' making rounds of wounded soldiers at night.

Jane Austin was born on the 16th December 1775 in Steventon, Hampshire. She was a English Novelist whose books include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park. Her books are mainly set among the English Middle and Upper Classes and notable for their wit, social observations and insight into the lives of 19th Century women.

Sir Ben Ainslie was born on the 5th February 1977. He is the most successful Olympic Sailor of all time having competed and medalled in 5 Olympic Games. He was educated in Winchester and lives in Lymington Hampshire. At his first ever Olympic Games, aged just 19 years old, he won silver. He went on to win gold medals at the next four Olympic Games. Other achievements include being named the World Sailor of the Year four times and 11 time World Champion.