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Our house system

Our house system is all about ensuring that students become well-rounded individuals who contribute and get involved, whatever their talent or passion. It provides every student in the school with a plethora of opportunities to engage in competitions, support and mentor others, represent the school in a range of activities, and learn what it means to be part of a community. We are extremely proud of our house system.

Overview of our House System

When students and staff arrive at Ridgewood, they are assigned to one of four houses: Imperatrix, Voltigeur, Ambidexter or Margrave. These houses reflect both our geographical location in Doncaster, and the history of the area. Each house is led by a Head of House. This role is taken by a member of our Sixth Form community who takes on responsibility for overall leadership of the house, and who co-ordinates a team of prefects from years 7-11. Prefects are also leaders; they co-ordinate house-based events and may help out throughout the year at events such as Open Evening and with our Year 6 visitors during Transition Week. To be a prefect or Head of House is to take on a position of great pride.

Each house has carefully selected character virtues that will be associated with it. These are represented below along with the house logos.

House Competitions and Events

  • Dodgeball
  • Olympics
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Flower arranging
  • Bake off
  • Open Evening guides
  • Transition Week guides
  • Subject ambassadors
  • Charity fundraising