At Doddinghurst Infants, pupils belong to one of six houses. These houses are continued into the Junior School, therefore the pupils remain in their allocated house for their entire Primary Education.
The houses are; Ash; Birch; Elm; Lime; Oak and Willow. Each house has a designated colour which is highly apparent during sports day when the children compete in teams wearing a t-shirt in the colour of their house. Siblings are placed within the same team, to ensure parents are not put into a dilemma and only have one team to cheer for!
The house groups are also used in specific timetabled meetings to complete activities together.These meetings provide opportunities for interaction between pupils from different year groups. By using a house system, pupils learn to be team player by supporting each other, developing a healthy spirit of competition.
The Year 2’s have a chance to develop their leadership and communication skills by being a House Captain or Vice-Captain. This is a role that the children aspire to.
We operate a house point scheme, where pupils are awarded house points for various achievements. These are then added up and the results announced in Assemblies, much to the delight of the children.
Captains - Jessie and Finley
Deputy Captains - Maddie and Hayden
Captains - Josie and Freddie
Deputy Captains - Chrissie and Jenson
Captains - Oliver and Scarlett
Deputy Captains - Hollie and Olly
Captains - Robyn and Nathan
Deputy Captains - Gracie and Alex
Captains - Ryan and Marci
Deputy Captains - Kimberley and Riley
Captains - Alice and Peter
Deputy Captains - Frankie and Sophie