Alderbrook Primary School

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House Teams

At Alderbrook Primary School, we feel the pupils really benefit from being members of school teams. It gives the children a strong sense of responsibility and belonging; it helps develop opportunities for year groups to work together, encourages children to support each other and provides them with a range of additional activities to take part in.

There are four houses with an even number of boys and girls as well as numbers from each year group. Family members are in the same house. We have chosen the following names for our teams; Bright Bears (Green), Learning Lions (Yellow), Marvellous Monkeys (Blue) and Teaching Tigers (Red).

Each house has a captain from Year 6 and a vice-captain from Year 5. Pupils put themselves forward and are elected by the members of their house at the beginning of each academic year. Staff are also allocated to a house and one of our members of staff is chosen, by the pupils, to lead each house. The captains and vice-captains then organise their own house assemblies and house competitions every half term.

There is a house point system with a cup awarded at the end of each half term. It is also used on Sports Day. House points are awarded for various reasons including achievements and good behaviour throughout the school day. Any member of staff can award house points.

House points are recorded on a classroom chart. At the end of each week, the captain and vice-captain collect the points for their team and the points are totalled throughout the term. During the end of term assembly, the results are announced and the team with the most points gets the cup, with their ribbon, for the following term.  

House Captain and Vice Captain

Bright Bears



Learning Lions



Marvellous Monkeys



Teaching Tigers