Why do we have a house system?

The House system acts as a link between different year groups in school, providing you with the opportunity to work together and compete against your peers. It encourages and fosters teamwork, leadership skills and sportsmanship in all areas of school life. The sense of community within each of the houses encourages a feeling of identity and belonging.

How do you allocate student houses?

Every student and staff member entering the school is allocated one of our six Houses. These are named after PROUD PRESTONIANS past and present. You will quickly form loyalties to your House and achieve a true sense of belonging. Your school jumpers are embroidered with your house names and your Brothers and Sisters will always be placed in the same house as you.

How can I earn House Points?

You can contribute to your house totals in several ways:-

Behaviour

1 Smiley face = 1 House Point    1 Grumpy face = -1 House Point   

The number of grumpy faces a house receives is deducted from the number of smiley faces a house is are awarded. The number remaining is turned into house points and added to the scoreboard.                              

For example 76 Smiley faces – 5 Grumpy faces = 71 House Points

BOOST

Attending a BOOST Club = 1 House Point

House Competitions

By taking part in  house competitions you will gain extra points for your house.

5 House Points per entry

25 House points for the top 5 students/winners

Date

Department

Competition Name

Staff

Term 1a

19th Sept - 30th Sept

Deaf Support

MFL

PE

‘All you need is love’ - The Beatles

European Day of Languages

X-Country

JPE

JCY

SPN

3rd Oct - 14th Oct

Art & DT

Student Enrichment

Smashing Pumpkins

BOOST Challenge

ABH

DTS

 Half term Holiday

Geography

TBC

JWN

Term 1b

31st Oct - 11th Nov

History

ACSC War Archive

JYS

14th Nov - 24th Nov

Maths

Maths Week England

GLE

29th Nov - 9th Dec

RE

Design a Christmas card for the 21st Century

SBK

Term 2a

3rd Jan - 13th Jan

Geography

Big Garden Birdwatch (KS3)

JWN

16th Jan - 27th Jan

History

Castles Competition (Year 7 only)

JYS

30th Jan - 10th Feb

Computing

Safer Internet Day

MAH

Term 2b

20th Feb - 3rd March

English

World Book Day

CMY

6th March - 17th March

Science

British Science Week

SMD

20th March - 31st March

History

Art & DT

Local History Quiz

Eggcellent

MPS

ABH

Term 3a

17th April - 28th April

Computing

Code Breakers

RLM

2nd May - 12th May

PE

Tug of War

SPN

15th May - 26th May

Music

Young Musician of the Year

KMD

Term 3b

5th June - 16th June

RE

Spirited Art

 

19th June - 30th June

Science

TBC

SMD

3rd July - 14th July

PE

MFL

Sports Day

Bastille Day

SPN

JCY

Mega Mondays - House Challenges every Monday lunchtime.