The House system was introduced at the School in 2018 to create a vertical community for students to support each other, engage in friendly competition, and band together to make positive contributions within their house, school, and local community.
The Houses are named after distinguished figures associated with our building.
Upon joining Eaton Square Senior School, each student is allocated to one of the four Houses, becoming a member ‘for life’ under the guidance of the other students and teachers within their House. Family members will follow each other into the same House, a tradition which we hope will encourage camaraderie, loyalty, and commitment. All teaching staff are also allocated to a house and each house is led by a Head of House (staff member), House Captains (current Year 10 students) and house representatives (a student from each year group).
The House system also supports the pastoral care of the boys by ensuring that each of them identifies with a smaller, “vertical” community, made up of students in every Year group from Year 7 to Year 11, within the wider school community.
The structure of the House system means that each student has a chance to shine, to discover their own talents and to make a genuine contribution to their school community. House assemblies, events and celebrations allow students to build teamship and kinship vertically and horizontally. Houses provide opportunities for leadership, responsibility, coaching and mentoring.
There are inter-House competitions in numerous academic, sports and cultural activities including music, poetry, maths, science, general knowledge, drama, art, chess, sports and debating.