S. Anselm’s Houses
S. Anselm’s has a long established House tradition which is at the heart of achieving our school aims and ethos. Our Prep School Houses were established in 1947, each with its own colours, crest, flag and traditions.
Prep School Houses
Children and staff at S. Anselm’s are divided into four Houses and engage in a plethora of House competitions which take place throughout the year including inter-house sports, the annual pancake races, steeplechase, flag contest, the House Shout and House General Knowledge Contest and times table challenge.
The Houses are named after four of our most famous national heroes:
Children are allocated to Houses on arrival at school and siblings or other family relations are automatically allocated to the same house, thereby avoiding any potential difficulties.
All the children learn the history of their House hero and have a weekly House meeting on a Thursday morning. Here plans are laid and often the children decide to do some independent fundraising for a charity of their choice.
Children earn House Points in various ways, including for excellent school work, manners, courtesy and doing good deeds.
House loyalties are fiercely defended and when house points are counted up at the end of each week the victorious House gets to raise their own House Flag in the school car park for all to see.