Why do we have a House system?
The House system is an integral part of St Marylebone CE School, promoting a sense of community and encouraging participation in a wide range of activities from fundraising to sport and art competitions.
How does the House System work?
All students and teachers are members of a House and each House has two Year 13 House Captains who are elected to the Student Leadership Team and two Heads of House who are senior members of staff. It is overseen by the Senior Deputy Headteacher.
House Assemblies take place at least five times a year and are an opportunity to promote House identity and celebrate House Stars (students who deserve recognition for personal development and/or contributions to the school community).
Our House Cups
The House Cups are awarded to the winning House at the end of the academic year plus an Overall Winning House cup. The scores are shared at House Assemblies to encourage healthy competition.
- The Community Cup is for fundraising and awareness raising, including raffle sales & individual Community points.
- The Sports Cup is for all inter-house sport events during the year.
- The Attendance Cup is for attendance and punctuality.
- The Team Spirit Cup is for School Council events, commitment to meetings and involvement in charity and sports events.
When and why are House points awarded?
House points are mostly awarded via team events. They can also be awarded for anything that the students do for their House, the School and the wider community. Some examples include: going above and beyond to show compassion and teamwork outside of lessons, organising events that benefit the community, running clubs in school and winning a Jack Petchey Award.
The Houses are named after people who have made a significant contribution to society and who are also connected to the Marylebone area. They reflect the qualities that the school hopes to inspire in its students, including being creative thinkers and demonstrating courage and resilience.
Named after Ada Lovelace, a mathematician and writer, known for her work on Charles Babbage’s proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.
Named after the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, who wrote about social and political issues. She married Robert Browning in Marylebone Church.
Named after the singer and actor, Evelyn Dove, who studied at the Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone and was the first black singer to feature on BBC Radio.
Named after the architect Thomas Hardwick, who designed Marylebone Church and founded the Architects’ Club in 1791.
Named after the social reformer, Florence Nightingale, best known for her reform of the nursing profession and use of statistics to improve public health. Nightingale attended Marylebone Church, worked on Harley Street and helped to improve conditions at Marylebone Workhouse.
Named after Charles Wesley, an English leader of the Methodist movement, most widely known for writing over 6,500 hymns. Wesley attended St Marylebone Parish Church and was buried in the former Marylebone Methodist Church yard and there is a memorial in the church garden.