The Garden House system exists to encourage healthy competition between groups at the School. It is all about group endeavour, effort made and rewarded for the common good. The house system creates a great sense of belonging, connecting the smallest transition child with the most grown-up 11+ leaver.
There are four houses in the boys’ School:
Ash – blue
Beech – red
Oak – yellow
Willow – green
There are four houses in the girls’ School:
Bluebell – blue
Poppy – red
Daffodil – yellow
Holly – green
Children are allocated into houses during their Transition year (5-6 years old). Children are members of their House for the duration of their time at Garden House and siblings are assigned a colour- coordinated House.
House points are awarded for kindness, good behaviour and hard work. These need to be exceptional, out of the ordinary acts or pieces of work within the range of the specific child. In addition, there are a variety of events in which the children compete on behalf of their houses.
Examples include inter-house matches, Gardenversity Challenge, swimming galas, House Music and Sports Days. There is a great sense of house pride. The children work to claim the House Cup and to attend the year-end, winning House tea party!