The house system fosters a strong sense of belonging and loyalty across the whole school and helps to cultivate relationships between girls in differing year groups. This is especially beneficial to the younger girls who often find a mentor or special friend in an older pupil.
From Nursery the girls are divided into three Houses: Tudor (red), Stuart (yellow) and Windsor (blue). Daughters of Old Girls are able to join the same House as their mother and we endeavour to allocate siblings and other family members to the same House wherever possible. Each term a House Captain, Vice Captain and Games Captain are chosen from Year 6. Every Friday, the girls in Year 4-Year 6 sit in their houses rather than class groups for lunch, with the House Captain at the head of their table.
Sporting competitions are keenly contested with House netball and rounders taking place in the Spring and Summer terms. On Sports Day, the Sports Day Cup, festooned in the winning House colours is presented to the day’s winning House.
House points and Neat points are earned by girls in the course of their school work. They are tallied each week and the House and Neat Point Cups are presented to the winning Houses in assembly. . The cups are proudly displayed in the dining hall for the week. At the end of term and the end of the academic year, the House with the most points over the whole period is awarded the Cup for the term or year.
‘Sarum Hall is a lovely school with wonderfully attentive and caring staff. The girls all feel happy and secure there, like being surrounded by family.”
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