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House System

The school has a flourishing House system with each House participating in over 60 different activities throughout the year. These wide ranging activities enable all students to find a way to support their Houses. Activities include a variety of sports, maths challenges, cooking, graphic design, literature, quizzes and many more.

The House system at Broxbourne has 3 principal aims:
  1. Vertical grouping of children, giving them a chance to make friends and have contact with other children who are up to six or seven years their elder or junior.
  2. Involving as many children as possible in worthwhile activities beyond the classroom.
  3. Providing opportunities for pupils to accept responsibility for organising teams, events and assemblies. House captains are chosen from each of the year groups to take a particular lead in this area.  
The four houses and their Staff House Captains are:
Austen (blue)
Mr J. Upton
Bronté (green)
Miss J. Sondheimer
Chaucer (red)
Mr C. Sheppard
Milton (yellow)
Mr A. Buckingham

Students that make outstanding contributions to their Houses are rewarded through the awarding of House certificates and House Colours in the House assemblies that take place every term. Every event earns House Points which are collected over the year and regularly updated on the House notice boards. 

The House with the most points at the end of year is presented with the House Trophy at Sports Day, which is always the highlight of the House calendar. The House system is an important part of life at The Broxbourne School and students that take part enjoy a richer variety of school experiences.