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House System

Promoting a sense of pride and belonging to the Crompton House family

Crompton House School has a rich history of pastoral care and support and as such operates a House based pastoral care system for Years 7-11.  Our House system builds on the secure foundations of the history of the school. The four school houses, named after the original benefactors of the School, all members of the Crompton Family, are represented by the House colours, yellow, blue, red and green which date back to the original House system introduced in 1938. Mary Crompton and her cousin Anne Cocker donated the original Crompton family home for use as a school. Catherine Ormerod was the daughter of Anne Cocker who married Christopher Ridley. They were all heavily involved in the early years of Crompton House School.

The Houses and The Pastoral System

Crompton House School has a rich history of pastoral care and support.  Our pastoral system builds on the secure foundations of the school.

In every year there are eight tutor groups, two in each of the four school houses. These are named after the original benefactors of the School, all members of the Crompton Family, are represented by the House colours, yellow, blue, red and green which date back to the original House system introduced in 1938. These are the colours of the stripes in the House ties. Mary Crompton and her cousin Anne Cocker donated the original Crompton family home for use as a school. Catherine Ormerod was the daughter of Anne Cocker who married Christopher Ridley. They were all heavily involved in the early years of Crompton House School.

The Transition Process

We allocate students to tutor groups with a great deal of care.  During transition from Primary School, students are asked to complete a friendship form detailing 3 names. We take pupils from over 45 primary schools and use the following guidelines to allocate students to forms:
a) In the same form as at least one other pupil from their primary School, if possible of the same sex. or in the same form as at least one other pupil specified on their friendship form.
b) If they are the only pupil from a school then they are placed in the same form as at least one other pupil of the same sex in the same position.

If parents have informed us of any family tradition or church connections with certain houses, we will take these into consideration. Although we try our best, we are unable to meet all parental requests.

Parents will know which of the new intake evenings they need to attend by the start of June. Pupils will learn which house they are in at their intake evening.

The Pastoral System

We believe Crompton House provides a consistent approach to pastoral care with the student at the heart, built on the traditions of the school.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunities for student leadership
  • Participation in House competitions
  • Sense of belonging developing pride in the House and in the school

Students remain in the same House and have the same form tutor for the duration of their time at Crompton House.
The Form Tutor, and the Pastoral Team know your child from transition and follow the journey of each child throughout their time at Crompton House.

Membership of each House is denoted by the wearing of a House tie sporting diagonal stripes in the House colour. The wearing of the House tie also aids recognition and promotes a sense of pride.