Students are assigned to a House ‘vertically’ so that Years 7-11 are present in each House
The House system is primarily designed so that the Heads of House can track the academic progress of the students in their House, organising interventions when they are needed.
Through the House system, students participate in a wide variety of House activities, ranging from activities and competitions in lessons to Sports Day. They are able to earn points for themselves and their House. Points are counted each half term and the winning House flag is hoisted on the flagpole and remains there for the following half term.
All of the students wear a House tie and, for sports competitions, a T shirt in their House colour.
Altius is Latin for the Olympic quality ‘higher’
Citius is Latin for the Olympic quality ‘faster’ or ‘swifter’
Fortius is Latin for the Olympic quality ‘stronger’
Laurus is Latin for ‘laurel tree’ which has come to signify ‘triumph’, ‘victory’ or ‘success’
Magnus is Latin for the qualities of ‘great’, ‘mighty’ or ‘powerful’