Pre-Prep House competitions include the Great Cranleigh House Bake-Off!
When each child starts at Cranleigh they are allocated to a House. In Pre-Prep the Houses are called: Dolphins; Falcons; Turtles and Gazelles and, like in the Prep and Senior schools, the House system is used to encourage pupils to always demonstrate Cranleigh Code values. Pupils who do so are rewarded with House points and each month these are tallied up in an exciting assembly presentation. We aim to hold a House competition every half term and they include Sports Days, the Great Cranleigh House Bake-off, Pre-Prep House Quiz, design a Science poster competition, and a Writing competition to name a few.
In the Prep School, our Houses are: Sadeeq, meaning Friend; Etihad, meaning Union; Al Sharaf, meaning Honour and Zaeem, meaning Leader.
The House structure in the Prep School allows us to run an extensive programme of internal competitions in sports, the arts and academia. Events range in size and significance from inter-House Spelling Bees, quizzes and baking to Sports Day and Music events.
Children derive a great sense of community from belonging to a House. It gives the Prep School pupils excellent opportunities to develop their leadership skills and encourages them to be positive and supportive community members.
The House system is an integral part of the Senior School. Pupils become a member of either North (Green), South (Orange), East (Blue) and West (Maroon) and remain with this House for the duration of their Senior School journey. Pupils have a House tutor and a Housemaster who nurture them through this journey, overseeing their academic and pastoral development.
Pupils have the opportunity to take on a variety of leadership responsibilities within the House including Student Council representative, Deputy Head of House and Head of House.
Pupils have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events ranging from sport, drama and music to poetry, baking and entrepreneurship. House points are also awarded in recognition of the pupil’s effort and their positive contribution to the school community.