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West Wycombe School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust



Every child at West Wycombe is part of our wonderful school house system. This system is run by our Year 6 house captains.


We often use our houses 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 easily, grouped during sporting activities and take pride in their house.


Role and Expectations of House Captains


The role of House Captains are ones of privilege, responsibility and pride. They are more than just a title and require dedication, commitment and maturity throughout the entire year. The children take part in active citizenship, whereby they lead a series of events throughout the school. These may include major national events. For example, Children in Need events, food collections for food banks and support local community functions. Our House Captains put proposals forward to the Headteacher who sanctions the activities and fundraising events.

House Captains are elected by the children in their House after giving a speech about what they can offer their House. All children across the whole school vote for their House Captains.


Characteristics of House Captains


  • Polite and well-mannered

  • Organised and committed

  • A confident speaker

  • Well-presented in uniform and appearance

  • Able to liaise and converse with staff, students and the wider community

  • Desire to act responsibly and to be a role model for other students

  • Be caring, mature and honest


We expect our house captains:


  • To be a positive role model and ambassador for the school, demonstrating West Wycombe Values.

  • To be enthusiastic and committed to the House System at West Wycombe

  • To be friendly and positive with all students, particularly within your House.

  • To be part of the team of House Captains who work together to achieve success for all.




  • Lead and support the children of your House in a variety of House Competitions

  • Work closely with the Senior Leadership Team, providing ideas and support for competitions and House related activities

  • Collect, monitor and announce House Points

  • Inspire the children of your House

  • Be an excellent role model in behaviour, attitude and dress at all times

  • Be available for ‘out of school’ events such as fetes, after school bake sales etc


Page last updated: 20/11/23