House System


Here at Sandown, we believe that being part of a team is vitally important for a child’s development and providing a sense of belonging within our school community. It provides children opportunities to learn about their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development to become thoughtful, caring and active citizens in school and in wider society.

Every child and teaching staff in the school is assigned a house when they join Sandown.

In reception, pupils shall leave fate to the sorting hat, just as Harry did in Hogwarts to determine which of the four houses they are honoured with.

Houses are used as a way of grouping activities in the classroom and also for intra competitions throughout the school.

Each term every class will compete in a house competition to try and earn crystals for their house. The competitions are varied to include the wide curriculum and not just sport.

Children try to earn crystals for their house in as many ways possible. They can do this in a number of ways:

Top Scorer

Reading Bug

Gold Award Winner (5 log book mentions)

Get Fitter Winner

Oscar Winner

Golden Pencil Winner

Log Book

Intra House Competitions

Whole School Events

At the end of the term, the house with the most crystals in their pots will be crowned winners in Funky Friday assembly on the last day of term and earn an afternoon reward. The rewards range from popcorn and a film to sports activities on the field.

The 4 houses are:


Pevensey House Captains


Lewes House Captains


Arundel House Captains


Bodiam House Captains

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