The Invictus House Competition
"An environment which enables students to harness and develop their talents and interests."
Heads of House 2020-2022
St. Bridget (Blue) – Mr Turner
St. Thomas (Green) – Miss Tarrant
St. Julian (Orange) – Miss Gweme
St. Francis (Purple) – Mrs Hemley
St. Christopher (Red) – Miss Irving
St. Margaret (Yellow) – Rev'd Ali
Those associated with Trinity School will be aware of the notable power our House System has on it’s students. The Invictus Champions House Competition embodies our vision of encouraging our pupils to be the very best they can be whether expressed though academic prowess, sporting endeavours or creative talents. It acts as a vehicle to offer a variety of extra-curricular competitions that whilst competitive, exude qualities such as, creativity, collaboration, courage, compassion and resilience
The system comprises six houses; St. Bridget (Blue), St. Thomas (Green), St. Julian (Orange), St. Francis (Purple), St. Christopher (Red), and St. Margaret (Yellow). Each House contains students that range from Yr.7 to Yr.13 and is led by a member of staff who oversees a team of Sixth Form House Captains. There is an all-inclusive House calendar that embraces an array of events and competitions ranging from netball to photography, from football to art, or from product design to poetry. At the end of the year all of the awarded points will be collated in order to announce the winner of the House Cup.
One of the unique assets that the House system has is the ability to form bonds between year groups. They come together to create, develop, organise and produce in a field that is often unfamiliar to them. Our students truly become Invictus (Latin for unconquered) Champions by overcoming obstacles and challenges that lay before them in a collective way.
“Pupils value opportunities to develop leadership skills, such as taking on roles within the house system.” (Ofsted 2021)
Pupils benefit from the sense of purpose and belonging provided by the House System in operation across the school. They compete in the innovative competitions which promote a sense of inclusion and community throughout the school, many of which take place in mixed age and gender teams/groups after school.
The Invictus House Champions Competition encourages opportunities to gain experience in leadership, often with older students supporting younger members of each house. This helps to create a strong House identity and engender a feeling of ‘Family’.