Our House System

All pupils join one of the three Houses which are a great source of team building, competitive sport and friendship. Children are randomly assigned unless they have an older sibling a to join with.

 

The Houses compete against each other in competitions in a bid to win the SPSP House Merit Cup for the highest number of merits achieved and the SPSP House Sports Trophy for team sporting achievements in the annual Inter House Cross Country and Sports day.

 

The three Houses are named after close historical associations with the School;

 

Devonshire - after the Cavendish family who live at the beautiful Chatsworth House & Estate. The late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire officially opened our school twice , the last time in 1997 when the School purchased Brambling House.

 

Eastwood - after Alderman Eastwood , a local leader from the industrial family who gifted Hasland House and adjoining 15 acres in memory of his late father and that a park or recreation ground should be created in his memory, now known as Eastwood Park.

 

Stephenson - after George Stephenson , renowned as "Father of the Railways " he created the first steam locomotive to carry passengers on a public rail line. Stephenson moved to Chesterfield in 1832 to construct the North Midland railway and leased Tapton House until his untimely death in 1848 , he is laid to rest in the Holy Trinity Church, Chesterfield.