House System

Our Houses

We appreciate the talents of every child and our house system helps us recognise individual achievements in a variety of ways. Each house has a mixture of students and therefore a mixture of talents exist within each house.

All staff and students are allocated to houses. Students belong to mentor groups by house, meeting their mentor daily. They attend regular house assemblies to celebrate their achievements.

Each house has a member of staff as Head of House as well as a student House Captain from the senior years. House Representatives come from all years and form our House Council.

 

Recognising and Rewarding Achievement

Our weekly house newsletter showcases some of the remarkable achievements of our young people in and out of school.

House Representatives work across the 4 houses. These children assist with activities within school, such as tour guiding, interviews of new members of staff, supporting charitable events such as non-uniform days and our weekly bake sales.

They also get rewarded for their contribution to our school with trips such as the WE Day at Wembley where last year they saw Diversity, Dizzee Rascal, Ellie Goulding and Prince Harry

House Points

At the end of each academic year, the winning house will is awarded the Trevor Hayes House Cup. The Current winners are:

Cowdrey

The winning house overall in 2017-18

with a total of 32918 points

Cowdrey

Head of House – Miss V Patel

 Born in India, Colin Cowdrey captained cricket for Kent County Cricket Club, based in Canterbury and made his England debut on the Australia & New Zealand tour of 1954-55. He was awarded a CBE in 1972 and a knighthood in 1992.

 

Cowdery House - Canterbury High School

Tallis

Head of House – Mr S Mullin

A composer and organist, Thomas Tallis flourished in 16th century Tudor England. His first appointment to a musical position was as church organist for Dover Priory he later performed and wrote for Henry VIII, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth. He also worked at Canterbury Cathedral.

Tallis House - Canterbury High School

Bloom

Head of House – Miss E Carter

Born and educated in Canterbury, Orlando Bloom is an internationally recognised actor. Well-known for his roles in Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lord of the Rings. In 2010 he was presented with an honorary degree by Kent University in Canterbury Cathedral.

Bloom House - Canterbury High School

Marlowe

Head of House – Miss R Huckle

Born and educated in Canterbury, Christopher Marlowe was a well-known playwright and poet, writing at the same time as William Shakespeare. Many of the city’s famous landmarks are now named after him such as The Marlowe Arcade and The Marlowe Theatre.

Marlowe House - Canterbury High School