Our exciting and energetic House system sits at the very heart of an Alleyn’s pupil’s experience. For more than 100 years, our eight Houses have provided a sense of pride, community and belonging to their respective members and that familial sentiment stays with Alleyn’s alumni long after their time at school.

Houses set the standard in raising money for chosen House charities, close to their members hearts. Encouraging pupils to share the school values of ROCCK (Respect, Opportunity, Curiosity, Courage and Kindness) outside of our school community. Houses come together with other areas of the school to organise an extraordinary breadth of competitive opportunities in a broad range of disciplines from exhilarating lip syncs and dance-offs, hotly contested sporting leagues, sophisticated and urbane chess, debating and ballroom dancing competitions, and the remarkable and all-inclusive House Music as they battle it out for the coveted Victor Ludorum Trophy. 

Each House operates under the oversight of a Head of House, ably supported by House tutors who help build the sense of community and togetherness that enables so much of our excellent proactive pastoral care. As student’s reach their senior years at Alleyn’s they become increasingly involved in running their Houses and coordinating activities. Setting standards for younger pupils and giving back to their Houses in developing a positive culture in line with the School’s overarching culture. 

You can get a flavour of the types of activities that Houses take part in during the course a given term below.

Charity Events

From Roper's Rumpus to Brown's Bash, throughout the year each House hosts an evening of entertainment for pupils and parents to raise money for their chosen House charities. Pupils also fundraise through regular House quizzes and stalls at School events.

Sports Events

Pupils’ compete in 'traditional’ sporting activities such as football, hockey and netball and also the less usual dodgeball, ultimate frisbee and Alleyn’s strongest House! All in pursuit of the much-lauded Victor Ludorum and fun of course. 

House Events

Usually coordinated by pupils, Houses come together to pit their talents and wits against each other in a fantastic mix of House Music, Dance-Offs, chess and extreme pancake tossing, amongst others - a way for every pupil to play their part in their House community. 

Lent term House events

Date             Event Year group
18 January Netball 11-13
25 January Tulley's lunchtime charity quiz 9-13
3 February Inter-House Charity Loose Change Competition 9-13
7 February

Hockey (mixed)

Fives (mixed)

7 February Dutton’s House Event 9-13
8 February

Hockey (boys)

Table Tennis (mixed)

Cross fit (mixed)

Basketball (mixed)

Volleyball (mixed)

9 February

Hockey (mixed)

Fives (mixed)

21 February

Netball (girls)

Basketball (mixed)

21 February Inter-House pancake throwing 9-13
24 February for four Fridays Inter-House chess  9-13
6-10 March Inter-House Science 9-13
24 March Inter-House verb conjugator 9-13
29 March Brading's House event 9-13

Pupils and parents can find out the exact times, dates and locations of House events on the Hub. 


Lifelong Belonging 

Brading’s Head of House, Jordan Lewis, shares how Alleyn’s Houses have been shaping a sense of lifelong belonging at Alleyn’s since they began in 1907, in our School blog.

Inter-House ballroom dancing

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Inter-House pancake throwing competition

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Brown's Bash charity evening

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