We know that secondary schools can sometimes feel like very big places. Belonging to a House helps our students feel part of a smaller community within the larger whole school community, a team in which students of all ages can work together and with members of staff to achieve common goals. The system of House student leadership is a key part of this, with students of all ages being given responsibility for organising big events.
The House system also provides opportunities for students to achieve success through participation in a wide variety of competitions, as well as earning House Points for academic success or positive contributions to the school. Termly sports competitions are highlights in the school calendar, especially the summer Sports Day, but competitions are by no means restricted to sports.
Our students feel proud of belonging to their Houses. The House system is incredibly important to Whitefield School, as it enriches the lives of staff and students alike, fostering a sense of team work and community.