Every pupil at All Hallows is a member of a ‘house’.
four houses are Batcombe (blue), Cranmore (yellow), Downhead (red) and Wanstrow
Children join a house as soon as they start school and siblings
are always put in the same house. The houses compete against each other
in many inter house competitions. These include earning merits, Poetry,
Music, Art, raising money for charity and many different sporting events.
The house system at All Hallows dates back to the 1940s when a system of
‘Packs’ was used and each house was named after an animal; lions, panthers, tigers,and later wolves. These animals are still assigned to houses today and appear on the
house banners that are used on competition days, such as sports
Each house has two house captains who oversee activities and
put together lists of competitors. There is also a very loyal band of
staff attached to each house who encourage the children and help to organise
A master list is kept during the year of all the results and
at the end of each term cups are presented for the different
competitions. These are placed on the shelving above each house’s notice
board which is situated outside the dining room. Then, at the end of the
summer term, the House Champions are announced.
The children at All Hallows are very loyal to their houses
and the enthusiasm and keen competitive spirit is palpable during any