House System


September 2018

We have now appointed our House Captains and Vice House Captains for the year. Children in Year 6 applied for the position and were then interviewed for the posts.

Congratulations to the following children:-

Beaufort House

House Captain :  Isla

Vice House Captain : Alex

Wykeham House

House Captain :  Findlay

Vice House Captain : Heidi

    De Blois House

House Captain :   Tom

Vice House Captain: Sam

    Fox House

House Captain : Poppy

Vice House Captain :  Sasha



Every child is allocated to a House on admission to the school.

The Houses are named after Bishops of Winchester

De Blois   Blue      Wykeham Yellow

Beaufort   Red       Foxe Green

Each House is led by an appointed House Captain in Year 6. The House Captains support the children in their Houses for both academic and sporting achievements.

House Points

Every child earns a House Point when they gain an achievement point in their learning. They also earn House Points for general attitude and behaviour. The House Points are counted each week and a cup is presented to the House with the most points. The House Points are accumulated for each half term and the children in the winning House are awarded a non-uniform day for their efforts.

House Sports Events

Children in Key Stage 2 take part in various tournaments throughout the year:-

Inter House Netball

Inter House Football

Inter House Sports Day


Achievement Points

Achievement points (APs) are awarded for learning effort and academic achievement and are counted towards the House Points. A tally of points is kept for each child. The number of points leads to a certificate. The names of those awarded Achievement Certificates are recorded in the Achievement Book for all to see.

Certificates Awarded for Achievement Points 

Bronze         40

Silver           80

Gold           120

Platinum   160


Workers of the Week

Worker of the Week (WOWS) certificates are awarded in Achievement assemblies. These recognise a child’s learning effort and academic achievement in class. The child’s name is published in the weekly newsletter

Outstanding Achievement Certificates

Outstanding Achievement Certificates are awarded termly for excellence in a particular area. These names are recorded in the Achievement Book for all to see.

Sharing of Work

Children are asked to show particularly good work to the head teacher for a Head Teacher award.

Headteacher Postcards

The head teacher sends out postcards to the child’s home in recognition of something exceptional that the child has done. This can be work or effort based. 

St Faith’s Crosses

St Faith’s Crosses are nominated by the class teacher for showing qualities and attitude related to the school’s Christian values – We learn, we share, we pray, we care with courage, trust, love and hope.

Individual St Faith’s crosses are awarded in Achievement assemblies and are placed on larger crosses in the school hall. The names of those awarded are put in the weekly newsletter. Those who are awarded 4 St Faith’s crosses in a year are given an enamel House colour badge to wear. 

Tidy Classroom award

A cup is awarded in Achievement Assembly each week to the class which in the opinion of the cleaners, has kept their classroom and cloakroom area the neatest and tidiest.

Table Points

Table points are given by Key Stage 2 teachers for tables that are the quickest, quietest, most efficient and helpful in achieving different tasks. This is to encourage team work and team spirit.

House System at St Faith’s

Every child is placed in one of our four Houses. Each House is named after a Bishop of Winchester.   Beaufort House – Red, De Blois House – Blue,

Fox House – Green and Wykeham House – Yellow. Siblings are placed in the same house.

House Points

House Points are separate from Achievement Points. House Points are given to those who display our school values and can be given by any member of staff. House Points do not count towards Achievement Certificates.

Weekly House Cup Competition

Every House Point and every Achievement Point earned by a child is entered into their House Collection Pot in their classroom in the form of a counter. The House Captains count the House counters every Thursday and bring the score to the Headteacher. The House with the highest number of points for the week is awarded the House Cup with the House ribbons in Achievement assembly and an announcement is made in the weekly newsletter. 

Half termly House Cup Competition

The House Points for the half term are totalled up each week and the House with the most points for the half-term are rewarded with a non-uniform day.