House System

In September 2016 Seaford Head School introduced a house system to develop a strong sense of identity and belonging, helping to strengthen the school community by providing a means to build links between students of different ages. It also encourages teamwork, helping students to recognise how individual success leads to the success of the house and is celebrated by all.

Every student is allocated to one of four houses, which are identified by a name and colour. House badges are issued by the school and are to be applied to the blazer (click to see example and instructions on how to apply here) and they will remain in their house for the duration of their school career. All students in a tutor group will be in the same house, and each house has two tutor groups from each year group. Students in S6H are allocated a house and in the future, students who continue their education at S6H will remain in the house they have been in through Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. All staff will also be allocated to a house.

Students are able to accumulate house points individually by distinguished work or effort in many aspects of school life and also by participating in house events that are run by faculties during the year. The House system plays a focal role in the life of the school and helps to promote positive attitudes and a sense of identity and pride in our school.

The school has four houses : Churchill (Winston Churchill), Mandela (Nelson Mandela), Nightingale (Florence Nightingale) and Rowling (J.K. Rowling).

Together, these influential people represent the ethos of our school, a set of values that we hold as important and central to our beliefs. They have been chosen by the student body because these people’s lives, achievements and dispositions are considered both individually and collectively to mark an attitude that the school considers worthy and inspirational.

There are some central strands running through the choices the student body have made, namely: compassion; a sense of time; education and its power to transform; faith; the transformation of people; intellect; the power of the written word; ambition; personal drive; who we start as and who we become and why; decision-making; an understanding of the world; forgiveness; humour; greatness and ordinariness.

Collectively the lives and values of the four people chosen support the ethos of our school.


Further information about our House System is available through our VLE, Frog by selecting the link. Currently staff and students can access Frog and need to log on to Frog to access it. For a timetable of House point events please click below.

Term 1 and 2 House winners - Nightingale


Sir Winston Churchill  - British Prime Minister during WWII and historically ranked as one of the greatest British Prime Ministers.

Named the Greatest Briton of all time, Churchill is widely regarded as being among the most influential people in British history.

Further information about Churchill House is available through our VLE Frog by selecting the link, you will need to log on to Frog to access it.


J.K.Rowling - British novelist, screenwriter and film producer best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a series of films which is the second highest-grossing film series in history.

Further information about Rowling House is available through our VLE Frog by selecting the link, you will need to log on to Frog to access it.


Nelson Mandela – South African political activist who spent over 20 years in prison for his opposition to the apartheid regime. He was released in 1990 and, in 1994, was later elected the first leader of a democratic South Africa. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his work in helping to end racial segregation in South Africa. He is considered the father of a democratic South Africa and widely admired for his ability to bring together a nation, previously divided by apartheid.

Further information about Mandela House is available through our VLE Frog by selecting the link, you will need to log on to Frog to access it.


Florence Nightingale - a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She gave nursing a highly favorable reputation and became an icon of Victorian culture, especially in the persona of "The Lady with the Lamp" making rounds of wounded soldiers at night during the Crimean war.

Further information about Nightingale House is available through our VLE Frog by selecting the link, you will need to log on to Frog to access it.


Seaford Head School
Arundel Road, Seaford

East Sussex, BN25 4LX