We are proud to have 3 houses at our schools. Arlington (red), Anvil (purple) and Watermill (green).
These have been chosen because we either work in partnership with each of the aforenamed Arts Centres or aspire to be like them.
The Watermill Theatre is one of the UK’s most successful regional producing theatres. The Berkshire theatre produces nationally renowned work. Every other year our school works alongside the Watermill Theatre and other local schools to put on a shared production. The Production Manager helps us with our Christmas lighting every year for which we are very grateful.
The Arlington Arts Centre is the choice for live music in West Berkshire. The line-up is always introducing you to up-and-coming blues and folk artists, as well as veteran craftspeople of the scene. Alongside this they have a vibrant programme of Theatre, Dance and Comedy - as well as being available to hire for conferences and the like.
All proceeds from Arlington Arts Centre go to the Mary Hare School For The Deaf Charity. As a school we aspire to promote Theatre and Dance.
Anvil Arts, the largest performing arts organisation in Hampshire, runs The Anvil, The Haymarket and The Forge in Basingstoke.
It is managed by The Anvil Trust, an independent educational charity. We aspire to emulate this Arts Centre.
Children are distributed evenly between the houses. Children earn house points for resilience and good manners. Every week there is a house point competition and a house cup is awarded at the end of every term to the team with the most points. On sports day a cup is awarded to the house with the most points on the day.
Year 6 pupils stand for election as House Captain and are voted in in a democratic manner. They write a speech and try to win votes from the rest of the school.
Every week we hold an Achievement Worship and House Captains and Vice Captains proudly award their houses with certificates.
The highest scoring house is listed in the weekly newsletter.