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House System

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

The House system at Broxbourne has 4 principal aims:

  • To promote the school values. This year students and staff have agreed upon a set of shared values that we believe depict what we describe as The Broxbourne Way; to be respectful, to be responsible, to be supportive and to be aspirational.
  • 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.
  • To involve as many children as possible in worthwhile activities beyond the classroom.
  • Providing opportunities for pupils to accept the responsibility for organising teams, events and assemblies. 

    The four houses and their Staff House Captains are:

Attenborough (blue)

Mr D. Oldridge

Hepworth (green)

Mr A. Deadman

Nightingale (red)

Mr R. Stanning

Dickens (yellow)

Miss D. Hawkins

Students that make outstanding contributions to their Houses are rewarded through the awarding of House certificates at the end of each 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.