When pupils join St Benedict’s they are assigned to one of our four houses – Barlow, Gervase, Pickering or Roberts - named after the Benedictine martyrs who gave their lives for their faith.
The house system gives pupils many opportunities to collaborate with those of other age groups. These include raising money for house charities, sports tournaments and an annual music competition.
House points are awarded for involvement and achievement in sport, music and other areas of the school’s very full and varied co-curricular programme.
The house system encourages leadership too, as House Captains and house representatives organise events and encourage widespread and enthusiastic involvement. In addition House Colours are awarded from the Upper 4th (Year 9) for outstanding overall contribution to the life of the school.
The House Cup is awarded to the overall winning house at the end of the academic year.