Why have houses?
We feel the children benefit from being members of mixed age school teams. It helps develop opportunities for year groups to work together, encourages children to support each other, gives them a strong sense of responsibility and belonging and provides them with a range of additional activities to take part in.
How many houses are there?
There are four houses with balanced numbers of boys and girls and numbers from each year group. Family members are in the same house. Children are not moved into another house unless there are exceptional circumstances. Our houses are named after stately homes around Derbyshire; Chatsworth House, Kedleston House, Hardwick Hall and Calke Abbey.
When is the house system used?
The house point system is used in school daily. Pupils can earn house points for hard work, effort, and positive attitude to learning . It is also used on Sports Day.
How does a house win ?
House points are recorded on a chart in the school hall at the end of each week. At the end of each school year, the pupils from the overall winning house will get to visit their house.