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Houses

House captains are elected from Year 6 at the start of each new academic year.

Year 6 children nominate themselves, prepare a speech, present to their houses and then their peers vote. House captaincy and badges are then awarded in collective worship.

Every child and adult at our school is a member of a house team.

Willow - House

Willow

(Red)

Like the willow tree
let us blossom
and grow

Mulberry - House

Mulberry

(Purple)

The power of purple makes our
team work

Birch - House

Birch

(Green)

We are bold,
we are brave,
we are Birch

Sycamore - House

Sycamore

(Blue)

be blue,
be true, that’s you Sycamore!

Maple - House

Maple

(Yellow)

Shine bright and be courageous
 

 

The school’s PE t-shirt is available in all 5 colours. 

We ask that when purchasing PE uniform you buy the appropriate colour house t shirt.

During the course of the school year we hold various house activities which end with a summer sports event.

Children can earn extra house points throughout the year by demonstrating that they are a positive and thoughtful member of their house.

We aim to ensure that all siblings are placed in the same houses.

The children created their own mottos for their houses:

Maple:

Shine bright and be courageous.

Willow:

Like the willow tree let us blossom and grow.

Sycamore:

Be blue, be true, that’s you! Sycamore!

Mulberry:

The power of purple makes our team work.

Birch:

We are bold, We are brave, We are Birch!

The Federation of The Downs and Northbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all Governors, staff, volunteers, parents and carers to share this commitment.