On joining Fitzharrys School, students are placed in one of four Houses. They are a well-established part of Fitzharrys, bringing friendly rivalry and healthy competition to every aspect of school life. Tutor groups are assigned to Dragon, Griffin, Pegasus or Phoenix, and every member of staff and all the Fitzharrys governors are also members of the different Houses.

Students in years 7-11 are awarded House points for Aspiration, Opportunity, and Integrity, in recognition of their effort, achievement, excellence, community spirit, and participation across every area of school life. Students can keep track of their House points on Epraise, where students progress towards House point milestones which are tiered and become more challenging to achieve at each level. Parents and students are able to monitor the house points awarded to via the Epraise app.

House point milestones are celebrated in our Achievement assemblies, and can also be used as evidence towards the Fitzharrys Awards, where students earn recognition for completing a series of challenges. When a student achieves a Gold award in each of the three award categories: Aspriration, Opportunity, and Integrity, they are then awarded a special Full School Colours tie.

The House system provides students with opportunities to work together as a team and to compete in an open and friendly way. Multiple inter-House competitions run throughout the year, from academic and progress achievement awards to sport competitions. The annual House points race culminates in a hugely enjoyable summer Sports Day, where the school competes for the House Cup. This is a major highlight of our calendar, with students and staff always rising to the challenge and putting on a fantastic show both on the field and in support from the stands.

In addition, each House meets once a term for a House assembly. From Year 7 onwards, students are encouraged to participate in House and School Councils which involve students directly in the contribution of ideas to improve our school. This is extended in the Upper School where Year 10 and 11 students are encouraged to accept responsibility as ambassadors once they have their Full School Colours. Each House also makes regular collections for charities of their choice, and this plays an important role in the life of the school.