LEARNING
House System at the British Prep

1. Why have houses?

Children benefit from being members of mixed age group houses. This helps develop opportunities or year groups to work together, encourages children to support each other, gives them a strong sense of responsibility and provides them with a range of cooperative and competitive activities in which to participate. Being in a house is also great fun!

2. How many houses are there?

There are three houses: ELGAR, SHACKLETON and NIGHTINGALE with a balanced number of children from each year group in each house. Children are assigned a house on entry to Prep and siblings also join the same house. Staff are assigned to houses too.

3. How are the houses managed?

Each house has a captain elected from amongst our older students. There are house captain badges and a house cup and students collect house points each week. Points are awarded as follows:

4. When are houses used?

Every day children may be awarded house points. Also, the house system is used at various events and activities at The British Prep. House activities might include: house song, sports day, inter-house quiz, fund raising, or art competitions.

5. How does the house win the HOUSE CUP?

House points are recorded weekly and announced in assembly. Cumulative totals are calculated each term and the House Cup is awarded to the team with the most points.


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