Beyond Colours and Cheers: Farnborough Hill's House System

Beyond Colours and Cheers: Farnborough Hill's House System

Have you ever wondered what makes our school spirit truly special?  What binds our community together and offers the pupils a way to build friendships across all the Year Groups?  The House system plays a significant part of life here on the Hill.  From looking at shared experiences and competitions, to exploring the inspiring story behind our House names, our five Houses are at the heart of all we do at Farnborough Hill.

Our journey begins with a look back at our history.  The Houses you know today – Bickford, Dutertre, McCormack, Mostyn, and Roantree – weren't always the same.  In 2020, a group of girls from the Social Justice Group led a revolutionary change, renaming the Houses to honour inspirational women who shaped Farnborough Hill's legacy.  More than just colours and cheers, these names honour remarkable women who shaped our school's legacy.  From Sister Dutertre, who led the first Sisters, to passionate Headmistresses like Mother Roantree and Sister McCormack, they represent the very spirit we strive for - collaboration, leadership and a sense of belonging.

But House spirit is more than just names and history.  It's about the laughter echoing during Sports Day, the cheers of support at the Talent Show and the friendships forged through shared experiences.  As well as cheering in the stands or wearing your House colours with pride, being in a House is about belonging to something bigger, a second family within the School where you can make lifelong friendships and discover hidden talents.  Dedicated staff guide and cheer you on, fostering a positive spirit of competition.  Every girl feels a fierce, passionate loyalty to their House, believing it's the absolute best!  This friendly rivalry fuels teamwork, teaches gracious winning and losing, and helps to prepare you for the world beyond school.

Billie (U6WIN)