Academic: Houses

Updated: Tue 5 Jan 2016   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

The House system

The importance of the House System at TBSHS reflects the emphasis that the school places upon extra-curricular involvement and competition leading to excellence in all areas.

When your son joins The Bishop’s Stortford High School he will be placed in one of six houses: Chantry, Dane, Meads, Rhodes, Twyford and Waytemore. Every House has members from Year 7 to the Sixth Form. Each House is led by a Head of House, assisted by the House captains and deputies, who are chosen from the student body. The House system is an important way in which students can immerse themselves in the life of the school outside of lessons, and also take on important roles of responsibility.

The House calendar is busy and varied. The Houses run competitions in a wide variety of disciplines from Music, Sport and Drama to debating and poetry; members compete for the House Challenge Cup in inter-House rugby, football, basketball, athletics, cricket, chess, debating and in the inter-House quiz.

Students also compete in inter-House drama – an entertaining and competitive evening that enables students to direct, produce and act in their own productions. The school’s Music Festival also enables students to earn points for their Houses. The largest sporting competition is, of course, Sports Day, which is a most enjoyable afternoon late in the summer term, to which parents are invited.