Our house system allows boys of all ages get to know each other and quickly form a strong sense of allegiance to their house. House meetings are an important time for the boys, allowing them opportunities to discuss forthcoming events, celebrate achievement and promote success. Elected House Captains and Vice House Captains help to run the meetings along with their Head of House and act as good role-models to the other boys.
At Colet Court we have a long standing tradition of four houses: Ash; Oak; Thorn and Beech.
The first three are taken from Rudyard Kipling’s poem “A Tree Song.” Beech was added as a reminder of a particularly fine copper beech tree in the garden of Wellington College, Berkshire, where Coletines were evacuated to during the Second World War. Many of the house activities that were started in the countryside continued in London after the war.
A wide range of competitions and events allow everyone to help contribute towards the success of their house. These include:
- Credit system to award academic achievement
- House quiz
- Primary maths challenge
- Travel writing competition
- Sports day