Our School Houses

We have four Houses at St Peter’s, all named after former Headmasters:

Wren (1882 – 1890)
Hodgson (1890 – 1913)
Falkner (1913 – 1942)
Lake (1959 – 1974)

Our House system is designed to foster a sense of community, a family at School.  Pupils, from Reception, and staff who work at St Peter’s are arranged in these four Houses.  If pupils have parents who are former pupils, we try to keep family traditions going by placing them in the same House!

Houses meet throughout the academic year, connecting pupils and encouraging new friendships. There is fierce pride in belonging to a House.  Every week, pupils eagerly await the results of the House point and bonus point totals and which House will therefore be triumphant!

Pupils enjoy a huge variety of cross curricular house events throughout the year, from House singing and charity days, to the Harefield Run and sports days.  Siblings are always allocated to the same House, as are pupils who children of members of staff.  Our oldest pupils have the chance to give back to the youngest thanks to special cross curricular days. For example, World Book Day sees our Upper School pupils reading with those in the Pre-prep.  It’s a lovely, heart-warming sight to see.  On Science Faculty Day, activities are divided up between Houses and Year 8 House Captains help to lead Science-based activities with younger pupils.  This vertical mentoring helps children enjoy buddying up with pupils from other year groups that they might never have met if it weren’t for the House system.


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