Pipers Corner

The House System

The House System at Pipers Corner enriches the life of the school as a whole.

All girls at Pipers become a member of one of four Houses - the names of which have a local historical association:

  • Hampden
  • Mandeville
  • Milton
  • Penn

The Houses are made up all girls from all year groups and give an extra dimension to the social structure of the school.

The Houses play a significant part in the life of Pipers Corner. Each House meets regularly in its own assembly, which is led by the girls.

Throughout the year a variety of Inter-House competitions is organised and the winning Houses are awarded cups and trophies.

Sports' Day, for example, is the culmination of the Inter-House sports calendar and always opens with the Houses parading round the track with their cheerleaders, banners and colourful bunting.

The Houses also participate in the school's work for charity, usually organising at least one fundraising activity per term such as a cake sale, raffle, treasure hunt, car washing or sponsored event. Harvest Festival and Christmas gifts for the elderly are also collected.

Each House has a member of the teaching staff as House Co-ordinator in a supervisory role, but responsibility for the running of each House lies with the Sixth Form Head of House, her Vice-Captain, Sports Captain, Charity Representative, Communications Representative, Sixth Form House members and Junior House Captains. This is one way in which girls at Pipers can experience leadership opportunities.

The girls develop a sense of commitment to their House and enjoy the friendly rivalry during competitions. They are able to identify and integrate with other age groups and feel part of a unit beyond their immediate peer group. 

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