School Houses

The S. Anselm’s School Houses were established in 1947 and each has a House colour, crest and flag.

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 School Houses were established in 1947 and each has a House colour, crest and flag. House badges are available from the School Office.

The Houses are named after four of our most famous national heroes:

Pitts Churchills
Nelsons Wellingtons


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.


House Charities 2020-21

After proposing, discussing and voting on their charity of choice for the year, the following charities have been elected by each of our Houses for the current academic year.  The children will be planning ways to raise funds for their charities over the coming months. 







S. Anselm's puts its commitment to the safeguarding and protection of the children in our care at the heart of everything we do