The House system is integral to the life of the School and a boy’s House plays an important part in his time at King Edward’s. Through the Houses, boys can form friendships with boys from different forms and years, and get involved in the numerous inter-school competitions.
The School is divided into eight Houses, each named after former headmasters or senior masters: Cary Gilson, Gifford, Evans, Heath, Jeune, Levett, Prince Lee and Vardy. In addition to a Form, every boy is also allocated to a House soon after his arrival.
The Houses meet once a week at the beginning of the day with House competitions running throughout the year, enabling a huge number of boys to participate in activities ranging from sport and music to quizzes and debating. At the end of the academic year the top performing House is presented with the Cock House Trophy, a most sought after prize!
Each House has a member of staff who is Head of House and the vast majority of staff are also House Tutors. If a boy has a family connection with a particular House, it is possible for him to be allocated to that House.