A competitive house system that gives each child a sense of belonging

We have two Houses at Hulme Hall that are named after prestigious local estates – Dunham and Lyme.

Heads of House

Dunham – Mrs Smith
Lyme – Miss Lucas

House Captains 2019/20

Dunham – Toby Conniff
Lyme – Emily Heap

House System

House Merits

We have a reward system that allows our pupils to earn merits for their House. There are various ways that these can be won:

  • Working well in class
  • Submitting an outstanding piece of classwork/homework
  • Playing for a school sports team
  • Supporting school events such as an Open Morning or performing/helping out at our annual school theatre production
  • Winning a House event

House Assembly

Heads of House present a Termly House update Assembly to keep the competition alive! Students are told the results of House events and reminded of their current position in the race for the title of House Champions!

Annual House Prize

The House Champions are announced at our annual Presentation Evening and the winning House is awarded the House Shield. The pupils in the winning House are treated to ‘The House Prize’ which can be anything from a cinema afternoon to a bingo bonanza!

House Captains/Vice House Captains

During the summer term of Year 9 pupils are invited to put their name forward as Vice House Captains. Candidates are required to attend a group interview with the Heads of House and give a short presentation about why they should be selected to lead their House in Year 10. They will then progress to House Captain in Year 11.

House Activities and Events

Annual House Events

Tug of War
Christmas Talent Show
Charity Sponsored Walk

House Sporting Competitions

Cross Country
Kwik Cricket
Sports Day

Dunham House

A note from the Head of Dunham – Mrs Smith

I am proud to be Head of Dunham House and know that I can always rely on my House members to participate in all activities. In recent years Dunham has competed well in all sporting events and their enthusiasm and teamwork has been inspirational.  Keep up the good work Dunham!

Lyme House

A note from the Head of Lyme – Miss Lucas

Leading Lyme House is a real honour. I am fortunate to have energetic, committed House members who can always be relied upon to represent Lyme House. I am delighted to say we are the reigning House Champions and our victory last year was a true highlight of the school year. Our aim this year is simple: we intend to retain our title and consolidate our position as the “best” House.

Come on Lyme House!