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Summerhill School

Summerhill School

House System



Our House System

Summerhill’s House system is at the heart of our school and provides support for all its members.  The Houses are based on the principle of staff, students and parents working together as an extended family to achieve more than they thought was possible.

Our House system is made up of four houses which take their names from constellations highlighting the need to reach for the stars, shine bright in everything we do and working together to create something fantastic.

  • Draco the Dragon
  • Orion the Hunter
  • Pegasus the Flying Horse
  • Ursa the Great Bear

We are aware that moving to secondary school from a primary school can sometimes feel like a very big step.  Belonging to a House helps our students feel part of a smaller community within the larger whole school community, providing a place of security, support and friendship.

We whole heartedly believe that sharing a House with other students gives an ideal opportunity to learn about the values of tolerance, support, courtesy and friendship.

To emphasise the feeling of belonging to a family, our school uniform identifies students as belonging to their House. 

Look Smart, Feel Proud – with the House coloured tie and blazer.