"Pride in Achievement"
The Woodbridge house system is a vertical pastoral system that incorporates tutor groups from each school year. It is a powerful and effective means for students to feel part of the school. Each student is a member of one of five houses: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple. The houses are also attached to an inspirational local person from history and a local charity which we continually raise money for throughout the school year. This system helps them to develop relationships across all age groups throughout the school. The house system supports the extra-curricular programme and creates many opportunities for students to participate in school life as they take part in house competitions and activities.
Students are awarded House points for academic, extra-curricular and pastoral activities in daily school life. The House points lead to achievement rewards for individuals whilst promoting positive self-esteem and pride in personal and house achievements.
A vital part of the House system is fundraising. Each House is responsible for organising a charity week during which they raise money for a local charity. Representatives from each charity attend school to speak to students and raise awareness about the charity. There are also opportunities for students undertake voluntary work with each charity.