‘One of the best bits about being a House Captain is that you feel proud because you have been chosen by your friends to help lead your House and you feel even more proud when your House wins something like sports day!
Year 6 House Captain.
Boys feel a strong sense of allegiance to their house at Thorpe House and for this reason it helps to instil the family atmosphere we are famous for. However, it goes much further than this; being in a house creates a healthy sense of competition, promotes good behaviour, encourages team work and brings the whole school together, particularly during inter-house competitions.
There are four Houses for Pre-Prep and Prep boys: Tudor, Stuart, York and Lancaster, all named after British royal families. When boys move into the Senior Department, they join one of three Senior Houses, Hanover, Plantagenet or Stuart. Siblings are placed in the same House, as are relatives of old boys and each teacher is assigned to a house and will help facilitate house events with the House Captains.
House Captains are elected by their peers at the end of the school year preceding the September they are due take up their post and these boys play an important role in the organisation of house events. They also meet up at break every Friday to tally up the week’s merits for their House before delivering the results to the Headmaster.
In the Prep Department, each form has a form captain which changes every term and their role is to help their form tutor in classroom duties. In the Senior Department, boys are chosen to be prefects and their role is to help staff and make the school a better place to learn. They are considered role models by the younger boys, so to be elected one is an honour.
Senior Head Boy – James Wakefield
Senior Deputy Head Boy – Luke Ryde
Prep Head Boy – Jasper Fox
Prep Deputy Head Boy – William Elsworth
Sports Captain – Charlie Mills
Head Librarian – Alex Donald
Pre-Prep Prefects – Alex Steed and Archie Ricketts
York House Captain – Max Murrell
York Vice-Captain – Christian May
Tudor House Captain – Matthew Appleby
Tudor Vice-Captain – Tomas Langton
Windsor House Captain – Patrick McNicholas
Windsor Vice-Captain – Jack Noller
Lancaster House Captain – William Hall
Lancaster Vice Captain – Harry Holmes