King James' School

House System

We have a thriving house system at King James’s that:

  • encourages team spirit
  • increases the sense of community and belonging
  • encourages friendships among students of different ages
  • provides a focus for rewarding students for their achievements.

When students arrive at the school they join one of four houses:

Airedale Nidderdale Swaledale Wharfedale
Airedale House Nidderdale House Swaledale House Wharfedale House

Each form group belongs to a particular house, as indicated by its name
(e.g. 7S JCP is a Swaledale form). To strengthen house identity and provide an opportunity for younger and older students from the same house to mix, lockers are located in colour-coded house areas.

The school has a long and proud tradition of house competition - not just in sporting endeavour, but also in drama, dance and music.

House events in 2017/18 included:

  • Cross country
  • House Drama
  • Rugby/Hockey
  • Swmming Gala
  • War Games
  • Football/Netball
  • Softball/Rounders
  • Sports Day 
  • House Quiz
  • House Tokens

Each house has a House Leader and House Captains who help to organise teams and support students. The winning house for each event has its house colour ribbons attached to a trophy in a cabinet at the front of school.  These points are added up throughout the year and the overall winning house is awarded a trophy at the end of year assembly.

House System