House System

House Coordinator - Mr King

Running through the heart of Blenheim High School is its vertically tiered House system. This system comprises of four houses each named after a former Epsom Derby winner and each with their own distinct House colour.

The Houses and House colours are:

Nashwan (1989 winner) Octavius (1812 winner) Sinndar (2000 winner) Tulyar (1952 winner)
Red Green Blue Yellow


Every student is placed within one of four houses when they first join the School which really helps to bring different year groups together. They are also constantly reminded of their allegiance by the colour on their school tie and their Tutor Group. Every Tutor Group is allocated one house so all students from that group are gaining points for their house. In years 7 and 8 the second letter of the Tutor Group name is the first letter of their house. For example 7OF is Octavius.

Joining each student, every staff member is also allocated a house which establishes great relationships between all students and staff as they represent a shared identity, something that is hugely evident at Blenheim’s annual Sports Day in the Summer Term.

Throughout the school year, there are numerous House events and competitions whereby students can win points for their House or just support others who are competing. These events create a huge buzz around the school and bring out the competitive side in all. The events can be sporting, such as football and netball competitions, but points are also won throughout the year for commitment to enrichment activities, attitude to learning scores, attendance, quiz results and many more.

The house system also links closely with the school's Reward System whereby pupils can achieve points towards their house totals through amassing individual merits for numerous reasons such as effort in class or demonstrating responsibility and respect.

An indication of which term House Events take place can be found below.


  • House Football
  • House Netball 
  • House Socrative Quiz
  • House Drama
  • Science Week Quiz
  • House Poetry Competition


  • House Benchball
  • House Tag Rugby
  • House Maths Challenge
  • House Design Challenge
  • House MasterChef
  • House Music


  • Sports Day
  • House Rounders
  • House FIFA Tournament
  • House Dance 
  • Live House Quiz
  • House Creative Writing
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