We have 4 houses for our house system, named after the writers of the Four Gospels.
Each House includes children from every class in school, with the four House Captains being chosen from Year 6 pupils. Pupils therefore get to know one another across the age groups and are better able to empathise with and support one another. At the end-of-year sports day, pupils compete as members of their school house.
Children are placed in their houses when they join the school. We place all family members in the same house.
Children receive house points as praise, both for school work and behaviour. They can also receive bad house points as a sanction.
House points are totalled at the end of each term by the house captains, with all members of the winning house then receiving a reward. In recent years, rewards have included book tokens and outings.