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Our house system

At Hampton Court House, students are organised into four distinct houses: Halifax, Wright, Twining, Garrick. The House system forms the backbone of the school community, fostering a sense of belonging, healthy competition, and camaraderie among the students.








Each house at Hampton Court House is named after a significant figure that is closely connected to the house’s history and the local area. Halifax House honours the memory of George Montague Dunk, the 2nd Earl of Halifax, an influential statesman who built the house in 1757. Wright House is named after the esteemed architect Thomas Wright, who designed the house. Twining House honours Thomas Twining III, a prominent scientific educationist and polymath, who bought the house in 1883. Garrick House pays homage to the renowned actor and playwright David Garrick who owned famous landmarks in the Hampton area.


Throughout the academic year, Hampton Court House hosts a range of engaging events that bring the house communities together. These include celebration assemblies, where students are recognised for their achievements, and house events that promote healthy competition and team spirit. These events encourage students to develop their leadership skills, boost their self-confidence, and build lasting friendships within their respective houses. By fostering a strong sense of community and holistic development, the house system enriches the educational experience, instilling in students valuable skills and qualities that will serve them well beyond their time at the school.


Partnerships and fundraising


Through our house system, Courtiers hand-pick charitable organisations to benefit from their fundraising efforts throughout the academic year.



Since 2023, Hampton Court House is partnered with The Rafiki Thabo Foundation. The Rafiki Thabo Foundation “works through local committees of volunteers in Kenya, Lesotho and Uganda to identify the need for, and implement, a range of education projects.” These include their scholarship and school meals programmes in addition to school infrastructure development projects. They also work through partner organisations in Kenya who implement projects specifically enabling children living with disabilities to access an education which is suited to their special needs.


Following the launch of the partnership, HCH Houses have joined together in fundraising initiatives to support Rafiki Thabo scholars, raise awareness amongst their peers and learn about the impact of their support.


You can read more about our partnership here.

House Points