Our house system gives children a taste of what it means to be part of a community and play to their strengths.
All pupils belong to one of the four houses which are named after a historical, local figure: Turner, Wren, Nelson and Eliot. They quickly form an allegiance to their house and the system nurtures fun and friendly competition at house events, as the children work together to fund-raise for their chosen charities. This year they are supporting Age UK Wandsworth, The Evalina London Children’s Hospital, Fraternity Without Borders and The Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.
Turner House (Red): be the best you can be. The house motto, 'Together We Strive,' pervades everything they do. House members are kind, caring and considerate, with a passion and drive for success.
Turner House Charity: Evelina London Children’s Hospital - Evelina London provides comprehensive health services from before birth, throughout childhood and into adult life. This children’s hospital was opened nearly 150 years ago. Their community services care for children and families in Lambeth and Southwark. The children's hospital provides an extensive range of specialist services for children with rare and complex conditions.
To find out more and to donate please go to: https://www.supportevelina.org.uk/
Wren House (Blue): work together to support great causes. Their motto is ‘Friendship and Wisdom.’ Last year they supported the charity Crisis and raised over £2,000 through cake sales, a cross country run and other events.
Wren House Charity: Fraternity Without Borders - a charity caring for one of the poorest regions of the world, Mozambique. Their main target is to assist orphaned and vulnerable children, many with HIV. Since 2009, they have been providing food, education, cultural activities and basic healthcare to thousands of children. At Easter in 2018, Miss Lydia and a mother whose child attends The Roche School, went to Mozambique. Click here to watch a video showing what the volunteers do when they're out on a project.
To find out more and to donate please go to: https://www.fraternitywithoutborders.co.uk/
Eliot House (Green): find your talent and confidence and support one other. Their motto, ‘Every Day is a New Day,’ instils perseverance and determination to succeed in all areas of school life.
Eliot House Charity: The Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund - a charity that provides funds for research into causes and cures for pancreatic cancer. This crucial research takes place at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, where Professor Gus Dalgleish, one of the UK’s foremost cancer specialists, has driven and directed research into how different treatment combinations affect pancreatic cancer cells.
To find out more and to donate, please visit: http://www.ralphbatespcr.org.uk/
Nelson House (Yellow): strive in all things academic or sport related. They take pride in their abilities and respect those of others. The children of Nelson House do exactly what it says on their crest - 'Dare to Succeed.'
Nelson House Charity: Age UK Wandsworth is an independent local charity. They have been working in the community to help older people for over 50 years. They have 14 dedicated staff and over 200 volunteers helping to deliver services and activities for older people in Wandsworth.
To find out more and to donate please go to: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/wandsworth/