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The House System

The RMGS House system is designed to create a sense of community, collaboration and foster a positive spirit of competition. The House System provides opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and take on extra responsibilities. Throughout the school, both in lessons and in extra-curricular activities, there are numerous opportunities to be awarded House Points for achievements and successes. 

Eight Houses make up the House System at RMGS; named after prominent individuals in history: 

Aylward, Bronte, Faraday, Lovelace, Pankhurst, Newton, Rutherford, and Scott. 

Students in Year 12 can apply for the position of House Captain, in which they make decisions that affect the House System and wider school community. In Years 7-11, students can apply for the position of House Officer, in which they assist the House Captains with their duties, and devise House competitions alongside their fellow House Officers. 

At the end of each academic year, The House Cup is awarded to the House with the highest points total from across the year. House points are awarded according to the criteria in the Rewards and Sanctions page in the pupil planner, and for involvement and achievement in the House competitions. 

To recognise the differing strengths of pupils, there are four pillars of the House System; Academic, Arts, Citizenship, and Sports.  Within these four pillars, there are various House competitions organised by departments, House Captains, and House Officers. 

Attached below are forms for pupils to complete and have signed off by a House Co-ordinator, if they believe they have met the criteria to be awarded a Half or Full House Colour. Criteria for departmental academic Half and Full Academic Colours can be found in student planners.