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House System

House System

Running alongside the pastoral year system we have a House System here at Fearnhill School.  It is mainly used for competitions (sports, musical events, X- Factor competitions; debates; Charity events etc.).
The purpose of the house system is to encourage healthy competitions between the students and to give the opportunity to students of all ages to come together and get to know each other.


Four Houses:



Howard House


Neville House


Pearsall House


Gorst House

House Name   Howard Neville Pearsall Gorst
Head of house Mrs Cotton Mr Catlin Miss Balchin Mrs Lovell
House colour Blue Red Green Yellow
House charity hyh-logo1

James Harpur Fund

jdc1 caring-for-carers
Ebenezer Howard – 1850 – 1928.
Sir Ebenezer Howard OBE the English founder of the garden city movement is known for his publication
Tomorrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform, the description of a utopian city in which people live harmoniously together with nature.

Sir Ralph Neville  – the first Chairman of the Garden City Association and (until his promotion as a Judge) of First Garden City Ltd.

Howard D Pearsall – The Fabian and Director of First Garden City Ltd.


Sir John Gorst – Manager of Schools at Letchworth following on from the role of Ex-Minister of Education.


Each House has a colour associated with it (see above) and a member of the SLT as its head (see above)

  • Each House has an assembly at the end of each half term – to be taken primarily by the Head of the house.
  • Each student is allocated a House so that each tutor group has representatives of all 4 houses (including Sixth form students).
  • Each House has its own tie (colours as per the above). Sixth form students will be given badges instead (colours as per the above).
  • Each House has a House Captain and two vice captains (from the Prefect Body).
  • Each House also has a Sports Captain and a Charities Captain (from the Prefect Body)
  • The House System is used to run all manner of competitions; Sports Day; to have a Charity associated with it etc.