The pupils of Ickford School are given membership of a School House when they join us. The four Houses are denoted by a colour and each is led by a Captain supported by a Vice-Captain.
The House Captains and Vice-Captains are expected to be role models for the rest of the school and to uphold the school's values. Not only do they lead, they are also expected to engage with their Houses for ideas and suggestions and each House has a specified ‘drop box’ where children can post any ideas they have, or issues that they would like to raise with the leadership of the school.
House competitions take place each half-term and a cup is awarded to the winners. The highlight of the sporting calendar is School Sports Day, when the Houses compete against each other for the House Sports Cup.
House points are awarded throughout the year, particularly for effort and for work that goes beyond normal expectations. Children who receive awards during the weekly Celebration Assembly are also awarded House points and collect them from the Headteacher. Accumulated House Points are recorded throughout the year and a running total is published on the website. At the end of the year, the House with the highest number of points wins the coveted House Cup.
The House Captains and Vice-Captains compete against each other throughout the year for the Leadership Cup based on how well they lead their respective houses and manifest the four school values.