Each Warriner student is a member of one of our eight houses, named after renowned authors. Our houses provide an excellent range of competitive activities, from Spelling Bees to Sports Day, whilst also enabling students to be part of a 'vertical' system in which they may be supported by and learn from students in other year groups at key points in their school careers.
At the end of the Summer Term the House Trophy is awarded to the house with the most points.
Click on the drop-downs below to find out a little about our Houses.
House Coordinator: Mr P Dhesi
Austen House has been named after the famous female novelist, Jane Austen. The Bank of England has confirmed that Jane Austen will appear on the new polymer £10 note from September 2017. Jane Austen is famous for many novels, including Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.
House Colour: Orange
Jane Austen outlines the ethos of Austen House in one simple sentence from her novel, Sense and Sensibility: ‘It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do’. In recent times, Mother Teresa echoed these literary words and the spirit of Austen House with her statement ‘We have been created for greater things, not just to be a number in the world. Not just to go for diplomas and degrees, this work and that work. We have been created in order to love and be loved’.
House Coordinator: Ms S Brown
House Colour: Light Blue
Brontë House is named after the nineteenth century novelist sisters Anne, Charlotte and Emily. Inspiring, courageous and often considered ahead of their time, the works of the sisters contain many passages that resonate with our vision and attitude:
Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
If you would have your son to walk honourably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them - not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone.
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Brontë
Let respect be the foundation, affection the first floor, love the superstructure.
The Professor, Charlotte Brontë
As a PE teacher and Head of Brontë House, I find it easy to bring out the sporting sides of students. However I encourage students in Bronte to challenge themselves beyond the obvious house sports matches. I love the creativity and individuality that our young people have and can put to use within their school environment and our community. House competitions and House initiatives allow for a greater sense of purpose and sense of belonging and pride in taking part; whether that results in a win or not it's about the taking part and not the leaving to someone else to do.
House Coordinator: Mr I Lee
Collins House takes the name of Suzanne Collins, an American Author who is famed for writing the Hunger Games Trilogy and the Underland Chronicles.
House Colour: Dark Blue
As a member of Collins House you will take part in termly inter-tutor competitions with the other students from Collins house, such as seated volleyball, goalball and team building exercises. Inter-house competitions take part each term and representing Collins House is always done with pride and passion!
Last year Collins House finished second on Sports day and in the Reading Challenge Cup. Mr Lee, a P.E. teacher, leads Collins house.
House Coordinator: Miss E Brookbanks
Dahl house is named after the wonderfully creative Roald Dahl, whose stories many of our students have grown up with such as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "James and the Giant Peach". Dahl house is proudly led by Miss Brookbanks, a History teacher.
House Colour: Red
Throughout the year the house has had many competitions including students designing house shields to best represent Dahl and his work alongside fancy dress competitions where student embraced their inner Dahl characters - such as Fantastic Mr Fox - on non-uniform day.
This year the house has been successful in winning the Countdown Challenge in Year 9. In addition, Year 10 students helped the Year 9 students with their GCSE options choices by offering advice from their own experiences.
House Colour: GreenEliot House is named after Mary-Ann Evans, a female author who used the pen name George Eliot to write her novels, as at that point in time women were not taken seriously as authors. She wrote 'Middlemarch', regarded as one of the best novels in the English language.
Eliot house has been gladly led by Miss Munday, a Geography teacher. The house was very successful in Term 4 last year, with students winning the house competition for the term. Students within Eliot house are always willing to help each other around school and approach inter-house competitions with enthusiasm.
House Colour: YellowFitzgerald House is named after the American novelist F Scott Fitzgerald. His most famous work is The Great Gatsby.
House Coordinator: Mr L Rogers
Golding house in named after Sir William Golding, one of Britain's greatest writers. An ex-soldier who fought during ww2 William Golding went on to write several novels, short stories and poems. his most famous piece being lord of the flies that is still studied in school's today.
House Colour: Purple
Golding had a fantastic year, winning Sports Day followed by the House Trophy! Head of House Mr Rogers was bursting with pride at his students' achievements.
House Coordinator: Mrs C James
House Colour: Pink
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. He enlisted to fight in World War I and was seriously wounded. Despite his wounds, Hemingway assisted Italian soldiers to safety, for which he received the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery. Hemingway was also a journalist during the Spanish Civil war and was present at the Normandy Landings and the Liberation of Paris. He lived a life of adventure and this influenced many writers to come. Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. During his lifetime he produced novels, short stories, and non-fiction books.
Students throughout the year groups in Hemingway House have taken part in all House activities throughout the year, making a real contribution to the ethos of the system. This year we came 3rd overall in sports day (our highest place yet). The students cheered each other on and supported one another, making sure that as many events were participated in as possible.
Our sixth formers have also been an integral part of the house, leading the 'shoe box challenge' from the front and inspiring the rest of Hemingway House with their generosity and enthusiasm. Those in Hemingway have shown themselves to be adventurous and have a zest for life, whilst being kind at heart and thinking of others.