The House System
Every boy in the Senior School is a member of a House. There are eight Houses of about 90 boys. A Head of House is in charge of each House and he or she stands in loco parentis while a boy is at School. The House system fosters community responsibility, camaraderie, independence and offers opportunities for leadership. Each Head of House is assisted by Mentors. A Mentor is assigned to a particular group of students and has responsibility for the development, academic progress and general welfare of the boys in that group. The Mentor is also the administrative adviser to the group and, through the School Diary, and/or personal contact, acts as the initial link between parents and the School.
The Cock House Cup
The “Cock House” sporting competition at the Senior School was established in 1922 when the first Warden of the Council for Church of England Schools, the Venerable Archdeacon Hudleston, presented a silver cup to the winners, School House. At that time the cup was decided on the aggregate points of four sports. There are now many sports in both the Senior and Junior sections of the School from which the “Cock House”, or best sporting House, is decided.
The Centenary Cup
The Centenary Cup cultural competition at the Senior School was established in 1996 when the Headmaster, Mr John Moody, presented the Cup to the School in its Centenary year.
The John Gladstones' Cup
The academic competition at the Senior School was established in 1998.
The Council Shield
This is awarded to the House judged to have been the most successful in the competitions outlined above.