Every child in our school from Reception to Year 6 are part of a school House team.  This provides them with a sense of belonging and helps to promote our community ethos.

We often use the house teams when grouping children for different activities and for sporting competitions. We like the children to have coloured House t-shirts so that they can be identified and easily grouped in lessons as well as other events such as Partnership Sports and Sports Days. Our supplier for school uniform, Smiths Schoolwear in Cockfosters, currently stock PE t-shirts in the four house team colours: red, blue, yellow, green. 

Each house is linked to a different vulnerable or endangered animal:  

  • Red – Giraffes 
  • Blue – Rhinos 
  • Yellow – Lions  
  • Green – Zebras  

All staff working within the school are also allocated to a house.  

Who We Are 

We recognise the importance and value of our roles in supporting the Hadley Wood core values. Our key roles are ones of responsibility that require us to be dedicated, organised and to set a positive example to all children throughout our primary school. 

Our Roles and Responsibilities  

At Hadley Wood Primary School, we recognise the importance and value of House and Sports Captains in supporting the confident, capable and caring ethos of the school.  These key roles are ones of privilege and responsibility that require you to be dedicated and organised as well as set a positive example to all children throughout the school. 

House Captain- Key Responsibilities 

  • To be a role model in terms of attitude, attendance, behaviour, manners and appearance to all members of the Hadley Wood family 
  • To liaise with other House Captains and the staff team 
  • To motivate your house during house meetings and assemblies 
  • To communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the house team 
  • To support and model positive behaviour around the school 
  • To support the staff team with jobs as and when necessary 
  • To wear the House Captain’s badge with pride 

Sports Captain – Key Responsibilities 

  • To be a role model in terms of attitude, attendance, behaviour, manners and appearance to all members of the Hadley Wood family 
  • To work together as part of the team of Sports Captains 
  • To work with the P.E. Co-ordinator to organise and maintain school sports equipment and keep the PE cupboard clean and tidy 
  • To help organise and run Sports Day to ensure it runs smoothly 
  • To support and model positive behaviour around the school and in the playground 
  • To let the teacher know if someone is not making good choices in the playground 
  • To be responsible for ensuring our values are followed on the playground 
  • To help other children learn and play games and to lead games on the playground 
  • To wear the Sport Captain’s badge with pride 

How We Are Elected 

House and Sports Captains are elected democratically by the children in their House at the start of each academic year. Each child who wishes to nominate themselves will write and deliver a speech outlining what they can offer their House. All children in Years 1-6 vote for their House and Sports Captains who will stand for the academic year. Where possible, we aim to elect one boy and one girl House and Sport Captain for each House.