House System

We have a thriving house system at King James’s that encourages team spirit increases the sense of community and belonging encourages friendships among students of different ages provides a focus for rewarding students for their achievements.

When students arrive at the school they join one of our four houses

Airedale
Head of House

Mr Newband

Nidderdale
Head of House

Miss Ramplin

Swaledale
Head of House

Mr Gordon

Wharfedale
Head of House

Miss Clayton

Each form group belongs to a particular house, as indicated by its name
(e.g. 7S1 is a Swaledale form). Our house system provides an opportunity for younger and older students from the same house to mix.

The school has a long and proud tradition of house competition – not just in sporting endeavour, but also in drama, dance and music.

House events in 2018/19 (pre-pandemic) included:

Cross Country
House Drama
Rugby/Hockey
Swimming Gala
Football/Netball
Softball/Rounders
Benchball (Year 8)
Accelerated Reader (Year 7)
Sports Day 
House Quiz
House Tokens
Each house has a Head of House and House Captains who help to organise teams and support students. House points are added up throughout the year and the overall winning house is awarded a trophy at the end of year assembly.