The House System

Our House system enables us to deliver an integrated approach to pastoral care. Through it we promote the individual development of each girl and are able to offer personal support when it is needed.

Girls in the Sixth Form take on a far more active role within the House, enabling them not only to develop their own skill sets, but also to provide guidance and support for the younger members of the school community. They may wish to stand for election to the post of House Officer, which will involve them liaising closely with their Housemistress and other senior staff in order to organise weekly House assemblies, run charity fundraising events, organise sport, music or drama activities and help staff at major whole school events such as the Carol Service, Founders’ Day or Prize Giving. They may wish to be considered for a position as a House Prefect, assisting tutors and being a key source of support and encouragement for the younger girls. The House Song competition, Sports Day and Harvest Festival are events that showcase the vital role played by the individual Houses. As senior girls in the school, girls in the Sixth Form will be expected to make the most of these opportunities to develop leadership skills, to contribute to the wellbeing of the wider community and to be role models for the younger girls.


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