Pastoral House System

At the Old Vicarage School pupils are placed into one of 4 pastoral Houses – Amber, Derwent, Dove and Wye. The Houses are named after our local rivers and are represented by the colours yellow, red, blue and green respectively.

All members of the same family i.e. brothers and sisters are placed in the same House, for their time at the Old Vicarage School. Each House is run by a Class Teacher and is assisted by a Year 6 pupil. This pupil is elected House Captain by fellow House members in an annual vote.

Meetings take place once per week and House groups work together for competitions throughout the academic year. Whole school events include House Music and Sports Day, amongst others. Behaviour over and above expectations earns ‘Coins’. Each House counts up the ‘Coins’ achieved by members during a week and the winning House is announced in Celebration Assembly each Friday. The House that collects the highest number of coins over a term is treated to a party and pizza lunch together.

First Place Cups won by OVS Choir