Woodland Middle School

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A values based school


All members of the school community (bar Head, Deputies and PE staff) are assigned into one of five ‘houses’.

The Houses (Romans, Britons, Saxons, Normans and Vikings) are vertical groupings of staff and pupils that are designed for inter-house competitions promoting a sense of belonging and a healthy rivalry. The inter-house competitions cover academic, artistic and sporting areas. Each year we are improving our competition by adding and subtracting events but the list below is the current set of events:


  • Collecting Classchart points
  • A variety of monthly House Competitions
  • Sports competitions for boys in football, rugby and basketball
  • Sports competitions for girls in netball, rounders and handball.
  • A swimming gala
  • A Sports Day
  • A spelling bee
  • Meeting reading targets on AR

Points will be awarded towards the House Cup on the following way:

  • 1 house Point for every positive Classchart point.
  • 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 house points for each house in each event bar Sports Day
  • Double house points for Sports Day