The House system is one of the fine traditions of Beeston, with four houses which have remained unchanged since the early days of the school.
Danes, Normans, Romans and Vikings, with their bold colours of green, blue, red and yellow, evoke memories and loyalties for Old Beestonians that last a lifetime. The House system is designed to embody the values and ethos of the school and aims to be an integral part of our community, fostering a spirit of camaraderie and teamwork.
Our aim is to provide children in each house with:
- A sense of belonging within our school community
- Opportunities to develop social, intellectual, physical and practical skills in mixed age groups
- A sense of achievement, fun and excitement through competition
- Opportunities for leadership
- An awareness of individual and collective responsibility
Throughout the year, children compete in a range of sporting and non-sporting events. In addition to this, the House system promotes hard work and citizenship, with every merit and super merit awarded, contributing to the House scores to win the termly and annual prizes and cups. One of the most popular events is the Lent term House singing competition, where the whole House perform a song in front of the rest of the school and are judged on both musicality and performance. Then there are the termly, often keenly contested House matches where epic battles can take place!
Each House is led by an enthusiastic member of staff, at present these are Mr Means for Danes, Miss Williamson for Normans, Mr Lloyd-Peck for Romans and Mr Thornett for Vikings.