House System

The House system at Reigate Grammar School aims to develop student leadership and vertical integration across all year groups.

Students are placed in to a house when entering the school. Siblings are always placed in the same House. There are four houses named after previous headmasters of the school:

  • Bird  (Rev. John Bird MA 1708-1728)
  • Cranston  (Rev. Andrew Cranston MA 1697-1708)
  • Hodgson  (Rev. Joseph Hodgson MA 1800-1842)
  • Williamson  (Rev. John Williamson MA 1684-1697)

The Houses are led by a team of five Upper Sixth Form students who are guided by Heads of House and House Staff. Assemblies take place each week and are a mixture of whole House assemblies and those held in House families. House families are the vertical groups created in each house with around 20 students in each. New students are allocated a buddy from their House family and all First Form students have an Upper Sixth Form Mentor. Houses aim to increase the student voice at RGS. Many ideas are discussed and put forward as students feel able to have discussion in the small family groups. Within the house system students are encouraged to view leadership as consisting of multiple qualities, including:

  • Compassion
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Resilience
  • Reflection
  • Respect
  • Responsibility

Students have the opportunity to display these qualities in the vast range of house events which aim to include all who want to take part. Events include: Sport, House Singing, Drama, Art, Gun Run, Bake-Off, Debating/Public Speaking, Chess & Quizzes.

Each House sponsors an endangered animal, supports a nominated charity voted for by students in each house and has its own mascot:

Endangered Animal and House Mascot:
Harpy Eagle
Great Ormond Street

Endangered Animal and House Mascot:
Snow Leopard
St Catherine’s Hospice

Endangered Animal and House Mascot:
Red Wolf
Meningitis Now

Endangered Animal and House Mascot:
Live at Home


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