House System

Running alongside the pastoral year system we have a House System here at Fearnhill School. It is mainly used for competitions (sports, musical events, X- Factor competitions; debates; Charity events etc.).
The purpose of the house system is to encourage healthy competitions between the students and to give the opportunity to students of all ages to come together and get to know each other.


Four Houses

Each House has a colour associated with it and a member of the SLT as its head.

  • Each House has an assembly at the end of each half term – to be taken primarily by the Head of the house.
  • Each student is allocated a House so that each tutor group has representatives of all 4 houses (including Sixth form students).
  • Each House has its own tie. Sixth form students will be given badges instead.
  • Each House has a House Captain and two vice captains (from the Prefect Body).
  • Each House also has a Sports Captain and a Charities Captain (from the Prefect Body)
  • The House System is used to run all manner of competitions; Sports Day; to have a Charity associated with it etc.

Howard House

Neville House







Pearsall House

Gorst House








Howard House
Head of house Mrs Cotton
House colour Blue
House charity Herts Young Homeless
More about house name

Ebenezer Howard – 1850 – 1928.
Sir Ebenezer Howard OBE the English founder of the garden city movement is known for his publication Tomorrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform, the description of a utopian city in which people live harmoniously together with nature.

Neville House
Head of house
House colour Red
House charity James Harpur Fund
More about house name Sir Ralph Neville – the first Chairman of the Garden City Association and (until his promotion as a Judge) of First Garden City Ltd.




Pearsall House
Head of house Miss Balchin
House colour Green
House charity Jackie’s Dropin
More about the house name Howard D Pearsall – The Fabian and Director of First Garden City Ltd.




Gorst House
Head of house Mrs Lovell
House colour Yellow
House charity Crossroads

Caring for Carers

More about the house name Sir John Gorst – Manager of Schools at Letchworth following on from the role of Ex-Minister of Education.