House System

Harper Shield

Harper

Burra Shield

Burra

Apps Shield

Apps

Barratt Shield

Barratt

Knatchbull Shield

Knatchbull

Lamprey Shield

Lamprey

All students are allocated to one of the six houses.  

  • Apps (Purple):  named after a much loved and respected former pupil and Vice-Chairman of Governors who devoted a great deal of time to the school.
  • Barrett (Yellow): named after a very successful 18th century Headmaster.
  • Burra (Blue) and Harper (Green): named after two benefactors whose generosity helped to re-establish the school on the Hythe Road site.
  • Knatchbull (Red): named after the Founder.
  • Lamprey (Orange): Names after Arthur Sydney Lamprey, who was Headteacher from 1908 - 1927. He introduced the House System and managed the School through WW1.

A wide range of sporting and cultural events and competitions occur through the school year, which should give most members of the House an opportunity to make a contribution in some area.  The organisation of the House teams and participation is lead by the House Captain, prefects and others as needed, working through the house Forms and House Meetings and with the assistance of the Form Tutors.

The house system offers many opportunities to pupils of all ages to show initiative and responsibility, and to develop skills in academic work, sport, art, debate, drama, music and other fields.  The most successful House will be that which learns best to work as a team and to develop leaders who will emerge as effective House Captains and Prefects.

Each house is headed up by their House Captain who is also supported by a team of Prefects. Each form group has a prefect to help organise teams and encourage participation in all events.

House Captains for 2015 - 2016

  • Apps - Jack Barclay
  • Barrett - Shamma Igiraneza
  • Burra - Sean Grobler
  • Harper - Cameron McKenzie
  • Knatchbull - John West
  • Lamprey - Ben Walker

House Assemblies are held each term to advertise events and to keep students informed as to how their House is getting on.