In the early years, from Reception to Year 2, the girls know the houses by colours. From then on, our four houses are called Sidford, Farman, Roney and Archer. Each house has its own special history and motto.
Sidford and Farman are named after The Study’s two founding Headmistresses. Roney is named after former pupil, Margaret Roney, who sailed in the 1928 Olympics and went on to become Lady Mayor of Wimbledon. Archer is named after former pupil, Evelyn Archer, who became District Commissioner of the Girl Guides in Wimbledon.
Girls are put into their house in the lead up to joining Reception and siblings will always be put into the same house.
What does the House System mean in school?
Our house system fosters cross-year group involvement and allows positive behaviour reinforcement
- House points are awarded to pupils for behaviour that demonstrates putting our school values into action, from being charitable to great team work, as well as for academic achievement
- House totals are read out every week in assembly and notice boards display achievements from each house
- There are regular competitions between houses, involving both sporting and non-sporting activities. The school’s annual Sports Day is a much-loved school-wide event where each house competes
- Rewards are organised for the winning house at the end of each term and, at Spencer House, the coveted house cup is awarded at the end of the year, always a great honour for the winning house.
“Green house is the best house! It’s so exciting when we are told we’ve won the most house points in assembly. My sister is joining Reception next year and she’ll be in Green house, too”Freya, Year 1 pupil