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Inter-House Competitions

The House system at Heywood Prep has been revamped for January 2018 and now ensures every child and member of staff to feel a sense of belonging by becoming a member of Danes, Romans or Saxons House. By being a member of the House family, children and staff are encouraged to show team spirit as all of the Houses thrive on the ethos of 'playing your part'.  Inter-house is a major pastoral and extra-curricular side of school which develops childrens' social, team-working and organisation (amongst other) skills. The House system aims to reflect the ethos of the school and of the 8 C's. 

There are many House events throughout the year from all areas of school life. This blend ensures that everyone has the opportunity to represent their House in something that they enjoy or are good at. For example House events include; various sporting activities, Art, Music, Maths Quiz, Spelling, child genius and even Heywood Prep has Talent. House Leaders hold regular assemblies and help facilitate events but we encourage children to take the lead in their management and organisation which further develops their wider skill set as they mature and grow towards secondary school. These competitions regularly attract crowds of supporters cheering for their House. All children have the opportunity to earn House points as they are all invited and encouraged to take part in all events, and everything from their classwork effort to their musical prowess and sporting ability can contribute to the scores. Tokens and stars are added into the House tubes in the front foyer of the school.

At the end of the academic year all of the House points are added up and one House wins the overall trophy at Prize Giving. The winning House this year will be awarded a day in mufti and hold a House BBQ lunch and games, exclusively in Antonio's Garden.

Below is a list of events that have run during this year or that we hope to include for the next academic year. We also take on children's suggestions through the school council as it is their House system and we want them to own and control it. The events need to be feasible and realistic and staff need to be present to help.  

Athletics, Chess, Cricket, Cross Country, Drawing, Heywood's Got Talent, Hockey, House Shout, Lego, Netball, Ornithology, Pancake Race, Quiz, Rugby, Swimming, Tennis


Here you will find information on all the upcoming Inter House Competitions plus pictures and a write up of each event.


Congratulations to Danes House Winners 2017-18

House Points Explained


1 House point - Teachers Discretion

  • · Good manners -
  • · Completing work/good effort/homework to a good standard/success in class
  • · Being kind and a good friend to others, above and beyond normal


2 House points -Teachers Discretion

  • · Going above and beyond tasks
  • · Completing extra work/extension questions without being prompted


3 House Points - Form Tutors

  • · Perfect neat planner, with homework, reading section filled in, with adult signatures for every day each week, or if not, a comment.


3 Points - Special achievements within School

  • · Player of the match or equivalent


10 House points Gold Star

  • · Star of the week


10 House points Gold Star

  • · Headmistress's award