House systems were established in the 19th Century to develop characteristics in students that were considered valuable at the time. These included:
In 2015 we reverted back to four Houses with the traditional names of Barker, Farmor, Keble and Tame. Each Tutor Group has a mixture of students from the 4 Houses within them. Students and staff are allocated to their Houses fairly randomly although we try to ensure family members belong to the same Houses and there is an even spread of talent to make House matches competitive.