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House system

Every pupil, from the Pre-Preparatory through to the sixth form, is a member of a ‘house’ in which they remain throughout their education. There are five houses at Claremont Fan Court School and points are collated throughout the academic year.

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    Esher house is named after the current location of Claremont Fan Court School; the crest features a crown for Esher’s past royal associations.
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    Longcross house is named after the previous location of Fan Court School; the crest features the Longcross lion.
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    Norwood house is named after the previous location of Claremont School; the crest features the Claremont torch.
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    Radnor house is named after the county in Wales in which Claremont School was evacuated to during WWII; the crest features the Welsh dragon.
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    To ensure that our pastoral leads are able to get to know and support pupils individually in a growing school, we are pleased to introduce a fifth house for September 2020 as part of our planned structure development. Stanmore house is named after the Warren House in Stanmore where a growing number of Fan Court pupils were re-located to temporarily in 1933 for two terms rent free, thanks to the generosity of Sir John and Lady Mildred Fitzgerald. 

The Senior and Prep house systems lead to an overall house winner at the culmination of the year, with termly updates. The Pre-Prep has a weekly house winner which is announced at Friday's celebration assembly.

The house system is an additional pastoral tool promoting school allegiance and a sense of belonging amongst all pupils. Pupils quickly form a loyalty to their house and a sense of fun and friendly competition pervade at all events.

Earning points

Every pupil is able to earn points for their house. They can take part in many events. Points are also awarded during lessons to pupils who work hard, show good behaviour and perform acts of kindness.

House events take place throughout the year and include sporting, academic and artistic disciplines. Over the course of the year pupils can expect to participate or cheer on teammates in the following:

Academic and artistic competitions:

  • Jenga
  • Choral singing
  • Engineering
  • Drawing
  • Jigsaw
  • Film production
  • Recycled fashion
  • Debating
  • Music recitals
  • Charity days

Sports tournaments:

  • Lacrosse
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Football
  • Claremont football
  • Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Athletics / sports days
  • Swimming galas
  • Cross country
  • Orienteering
  • Tug of war