The children at Tyrrells are placed into one of four Houses when they join the school in Reception and they remain in that House for their entire journey through primary school. This gives children the opportunity to develop their team work, independence and understanding of citizenship as well as to give them a sense of belonging.
Children in Year 6 can stand for election as House Captain in September each year. This forms part of our teaching about the British value of democracy as every child in the House votes for their favourite candidate.
Each House is linked to a charity of the children's choice. The aim for the House and Vice Captains is to organise fundraising events throughout the year to support their charity. The Charity Shield is awarded at the end of each year to the House who raises the most money for their charity.
As well as the Charity Shield, each House can work towards the weekly, termly and annual House Point cups. House Points can be awarded for good effort, attitudes to learning and behaviour; they are counted up each week by the House and Vice Captains and the results are announced in the Achievement Assembly each Friday.
Children also compete in their Houses for Sports Day each year in order to try to win the Sports Day Shield.
Please visit each House page to find out more!