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Wakefield Girls’ High School

House System

An important part of the school community is the House system, with Inter-House competitions and fostering healthy competition.

Upon entering Reception girls belong to one of the four houses - Barff, Lee, Mackie and Newstead, named after the families who either owned the land on which the school is built or lived in St. John's House.

Girls take a great pride in belonging to a house and learning the importance of teamwork.

Inter-house competitions take place throughout the year.  House stars are awarded for academic and social effort. Each term, the Inter-House Cup is awarded to the House with the most stars. There is also an Individual Star Cup.

Year 6 girls hold the positions of House Captains - one of the many Leadership Opportunities on offer in the school.