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The House System

At the start of Class 4 girls are allocated to one of four Houses: Bolingbroke, Nightingale, Shaftesbury and Wilberforce - all names of famous former Wandsworth residents. At the start of Michaelmas term each House elects a House Captain from Class 8 (who serves for the whole year), and a vice-Captain from Class 6 (who serves for half a term). A member of staff is appointed to act as Housemistress (or - master) for each house, whilst the remaining staff all owe a particular allegiance to one House or another.

Houses compete vigorously with one another in various ways -interhouse matches, music competitions, quizzes and poetry contests. Regular House Assemblies are held to give notice of competitions and generally to motivate the members of each House to gain more House points, which form the basis for the half termly award of the coveted House Point Cup.

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