At Davenant we have had a House System for a number of years. In 2019 students and staff reviewed the provision and launched a new approach. We have gone from six houses to three and the names of the houses have been chosen to reflect Davenant’s historic past and link to its founder. We want our students to take pride in their school and their house. Have a passion that they can follow and participate in as many opportunities as they can. The House system motto is Pride, Passion and Participation.
The Three Houses are:
Gillingham: 1639 The birthplace of Ralph Davenant and his siblings, where his father Dr Edward Davenant was the vicar of St. Mary the Virgin.
All form groups that are D and E are in Gillingham House.
Salisbury: 1572—1641 John Davenant (Great Uncle) was Bishop (1621-41) and was a big influence on Ralph’s father.
All form groups that are A and N are in Salisbury House
Whitechapel 1668-1680. Ralph’s last job as Rector of Whitechapel St. Mary/Mary Matfelon. Ralph was buried in the Church Grounds on 16 February 1680.
All form groups that are V and T are in Whitechapel House.
Throughout the year there will be many competitions and challenges that students can take part in for their house. These include Chess, Choir, Rugby, Netball, Athletics, Art, Debating, Bocha, Football, Textiles, Coding to name but a few. At the end of the year there will be a Cup for Sports Day Champions and overall Champions of the Year. You will be able to follow the excitement , who is winning and the competitions on @davenanthouses on Twitter.