The House system is an important part of school life at Blackheath Prep. It centres around the theme of community, reflecting our responsibilities within communities as individuals.
Each pupil belongs to one of our four Houses:
Children take part in a number of events throughout the year, proudly representing their House. Annual events include a spoken English performance, cross country, sports events and competitions, a general knowledge quiz and charity events.
The children practise democracy annually when House captains are elected by the pupils within their houses. Year 6 pupils are given the opportunity to nominate themselves as the most eligible candidate to lead their House to victory. A democratic voting process occurs in September and the elected Captain and Vice-Captain lead their House for the year.
Alongside these roles, Year 6 pupils are allocated other roles of responsibility within their House teams, for example as sports and events organisers, journalists or community team members. This ensures that all Year 6 children are given the opportunity to take on and experience a role of leadership and responsibility within school.
House points are awarded to all pupils across the school for a range of achievements linked to our seven values of kindness, curiosity, freedom, ambition, courage, community and joy.