The Buckingham School’s House system gives a real sense of belonging, and it allows students to develop important and personal relationships. Every student is assigned a House. The House system creates competition, promotes good work and behaviour, encourages teamwork, provides opportunities to take on responsibilities and brings everyone in the school together.
Each House has its own identity and its own House colour, this is symbolised by each House having their own House tie which clearly maintains the school colours and logo, but also highlights and shows which House each student represents. Each House also has a Head of House and their brief is to instil belonging and pride in the Houses, extending our House competitions far beyond the Inter-House sport that already takes place.
We have appointed staff to lead our six Houses – their brief is to instil belonging and pride in the Houses, extending our House competitions far beyond the inter-house sport that already takes place. After consulting the students, we have renamed the Houses too, so that they can have permanent, locally connected names.
- Chandos House (previously Farah House). Head of House is Mr Ribbans.
Chandos House allows our students to excel in all areas of school life and community. Togetherness, commitment and determination are characteristics that we possess. We won't back down from a challenge and will do everything to succeed to be the greatest House. As a keen sportsman, I am incredibly competitive and will ask my students to share the same value and show it on a daily basis. The students have the fantastic opportunity to come with us on this journey and enjoy all that the new House system has to offer; Inter-house sports competitions, Buckingham’s Got Talent, Buckingham Countdown and The Buckingham Bake Off just to name a few. Chandos House has all the attributes to succeed!
- Claydon House (previously Murray House). Head of House is Miss Vaill.
Claydon House is the best House to be in at The Buckingham School. This House stands for hard work, dedication and success. Team Claydon inspire, challenge and motivate each other in every aspect of school life. We work hard to achieve our dreams and our collective goals. As Head of Claydon House and a Physical Education Teacher competitiveness is in my blood... Let the competition begin and let’s hope you are selected to join the best House going!
- Silverstone House (previously Rutherford). Head of House is Miss Hare.
Silverstone House has got the Formula for ”Driving to Success.” “Perseverance, Respect, Integrity.” “Many working as one, driving past the rest.” This is just a flavour of the many fantastic mottos submitted in the competition for Silverstone's House Motto and how students see their team. Silverstone House will secure pole position by supporting one another and trying our best.
- Stowe House (previously Button House). Head of House is Mr Wise.
Stowe House is the House that will allow students to flourish and succeed in a diverse range of activities, challenges and community projects and will be the House winning everything this year.
- Swan House (previously Daly House). Head of House is Mrs Wallace.
We strive to encompass the School ethos and allow students from each year to contribute to all aspects of school life, whilst reflecting what it means to be part of Swan House. Our Motto is: Strength, Unity, Perseverance and Pride. Strength of character * Unity within our House * Perseverance when we face challenges * Pride in our House, our school and in ourselves. Go Swans!
- Whittlebury House (previously Ennis House). Head of House is Ms Lewis.
In Whittlebury House we aim to create a school community that allows us to be inspired through teaching, learning and engagement. The House system allows us to be rewarded for all the good actions that we commit, and will encourage our students to become great members of not only the School, but of the community as well.
Let the competitions begin!