At Merstham Park School we currently have six houses in Year 7; Buckland, Earlswood, Gatton, Mercers, Nutfield and Priory, and four houses in years 8 - 11; Gatton, Mercers, Nutfield and Priory. Each house comprises one Learning Group per year. Each half term we host a house competition; these will take many forms including different subject focused activities such as Arts, Sports, Maths Challenges and Spelling Bees to name a few. The range of competitions allows students’ specific abilities to thrive. During house competitions, students will be rewarded with house points which, along with those points achieved daily, will go towards the grand total. The house with the most points at the end of the academic year will be awarded the coveted House Cup.
The sense of unity within each house is very important and is highlighted during house competitions. You will get to know your peers in your Learning Group very quickly within the first few months, as well as getting to know older students in your house who will be there to support you at the start of, and throughout, your secondary school experience.