The House System
Our school is divided into four Houses:
BANTOCK This House takes its name from Alderman Baldwin Bantock, an Old Tettenhallian and a noteworthy benefactor of the College.
HAYDON Named after J H Haydon who was Headmaster from 1891 to 1905.
NICHOLSON Named after Sir Arthur Nicholson who was another benefactor.
PEARSON Named after Horace Pearson who was Headmaster from 1928 to 1941.
Every pupil belongs to a House, and our ‘vertical’ tutor groups are based on this system. Pupils have the opportunity to support their House by taking part in a variety of competitions, from quizzes and science to sports and performing arts.
They earn House points for good effort, good achievement, working particularly effectively (for example demonstrating good interpersonal skills in group work), attendance at an extra-curricular activity or special achievements. House points take the form of coloured plastic tokens engraved with a star, which pupils drop into clear acrylic boxes at Reception. This provides a quick and visual guide to which House is working best.
The House system gives all of our pupils the opportunity to contribute and feel valued, and the range of competitions means that everyone can participate. It also provides leadership opportunities for House and team captains and ensures that older and younger pupils work together towards a common goal, reinforcing our strong sense of community.
In the senior school the rewards system has been reinvigorated alongside the house system, which is proving popular with the pupils. ISI Report