At Grittleton House School we have three houses, Hunt, Fleming and Tyndale. Our House system encourages teamwork, a sense of belonging, pride and a healthy attitude to competition and collective achievement.
End of term is marked with house matches in football, hockey and netball. The annual February cross-country is full of team spirit, with pupils who have finished, running back to encourage flagging housemates. The summer sports day is a chance to win points towards the overall house winner at the end of the year. The school becomes awash in the house colours of red, green and yellow. Younger pupils make banners and form cheering welcoming committees, yelling their house chants as their house team marches in! The final assembly of the year sees the eagerly awaited announcement of the winning house.
Inspiration for our Houses comes from three historical figures that we feel represent Grittleton House School core values – determination, persistence, service, courage, seize the moment and care for others.
Sir John Hunt led the first British Everest Expedition. We admire his qualities of courage, leadership, initiative and determination.
Hunt House’s colour is yellow to represent the sun at the summit after the long climb.
Hunt House Captains
Hunt Sport Captains
Sir Alexander Fleming was a scientist, and the discoverer of penicillin. We admire his painstaking approach to research, his focus on working for the benefit of others and his creativity in seizing an opportunity at the right moment. Fleming House’s colour is green to remind us that even something that looks as unpromising as mould can be a key to unlocking an amazing discovery.
Fleming House Captains
Fleming Sport Captains
William Tyndale was the translator of the Bible into English. We admire his life of faith and his work to help his fellow man to a fuller understanding of the Christian faith. Tyndale House’s colour is red to remind us about sacrifice and the richness of a life of faith.
Tyndale House Captains
Holly Butler & Lucy Howe
Tyndale Sport Captains
Troy Fletcher & Francis Lofy