HOUSE POINTS CHAMPIONS 2020-21: WARNER
HOUSE SPORTS CHAMPIONS 2018-19*: HIGHAMS
HOUSE DRAMA CHAMPIONS 2021-22: REPTON
FIVE PENNY RACE CHAMPIONS 2021-22: HIGHAMS
(* not awarded in 2020-21 owing to Covid disruption)
All girls are assigned to a House when joining the school in Year 7. All teachers (with the exception of the Senior Leadership Team, who must stay neutral) are also members of Houses. At Woodford we have four Houses: Highams, Newton, Repton and Warner. You can find out more about the history behind these names by clicking on the tab to the left.
Heads Of House
Ms T West Highams
Miss L Keith Newton
Mrs S Easton Repton
Mrs B Hawks Warner
House Captains & Vice-Captains
These are members of the Sixth Form and take up the role in the summer term of Year 12.
Each House competes for points, and this culminates in the awarding of a house cup at the end of the academic year. Points can be accrued both individually and through team activities.
Individual House Points
These are awarded subject to the following criteria:
1 – 2 points
3 - 5 points
Students who try hard in lessons; two House Points for those who do so over a longer period of time.
1 or 2 service points to be awarded for offering help beyond what might normally be expected, e.g. offering to clear up, carry books, open doors etc., help fellow students, help ancillary staff.
1 or 2 service points to be awarded to students who contribute to the well-being of the school community, e.g. voluntarily picking up other people’s litter.
Girls who put in consistent effort over a long period of time (eg half-termly 3; termly 5).
Consistent effort in attending a club, team, music or activity
Students to be awarded up to 5 points for such commitment. (may also be recommended to staff by Sixth Formers running the activity)
Students who volunteer to help out at open evenings
A number of events are held throughout the year in which the Houses compete against each other. Among the most popular are House Drama and House Sports (see tabs). Another popular event is:
The Five Penny Race
The rules are too complicated to explain and it has to be seen to be believed. It is held annually in aid of leukaemia and lymphoma research in memory of Kim Holdstock, a pupil at the school who sadly passed away from the condition in 1988. The event takes place at lunchtime in early October. In 2018 £2,309 was raised in just over half an hour. Since the competition commenced it has raised over £46,000.