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House System

At Grimsdell your child will be placed in one of our three houses Beech, Oak or Willow.

These are the names of trees that grow locally and were chosen by the School Council.

There are three house events each year- run by the Head of House and there are Year 2 House Captains for each house. We encourage team spirit and healthy competition during these events and the children learn the skills of good sportsmanship- learning to win and lose graciously.

The House System is the latest addition to our Pastoral care. It has been designed to embody the values and ethos of our school and aims to be an integral part of our school community.  It will help promote hard work and good behaviour and our aim is to provide every pupil in each house with the following:

  • a sense of belonging within the school community
  • opportunities to develop social, intellectual, physical and practical skills
  • a sense of achievement both inside and outside of the classroom
  • fun and excitement through competition
  • opportunities for leadership
  • an awareness of individual and collective responsibility

The pupils will have opportunities to make friends across year groups, take part in fun competitions and events and enjoy the joint pursuit of the elusive House Cup at the end of the year.

Children can earn smileys (house points) for following The Grimsdell Way, showing a growth mindset or producing exceptional pieces of work or performances. These points accumulate and there is a termly assembly where the winning house is announced and awarded a cup. This is always very exciting!