Children are grouped into four House Teams; Lea, Ash, Stort and Mill Stream (voted for by the children and named after local rivers). Each child is placed in a House on entry to school and remains a member of this team throughout their time at St Andrew’s.
Siblings are placed in the same House team. House Captains are elected from the Year 6 pupils . They provide positive leadership to the children in their House and during the various competitions and events organised throughout the year. On Sports Day the Houses compete against each other as teams and The French and Jupps’ cup is awarded to the winning House.
Each House is represented by their House Captains, who were elected after applying for the job and being interviewed by the Headteacher and the Deputy Head.
The House Captains are responsible for leading their House and representing the school in the community and at a range of school events and activities.
The responsibilities of the House Captains are:
- to set an example to the other children
- to earn house points and encourage others to do so
- to represent the house when collecting awards
- to be somebody others can turn to for advice
The House Captains are also responsible for running House meetings and then feeding back to the staff. Following our traditional British value of democracy, this process means every child in the school is valued, has a voice and makes decisions about how to improve our school.