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RMGS: The Houses

The Rainham Mark Grammar School House system is designed to create a sense of community, collaboration and foster a positive spirit of competition. The House System also provides opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and take on extra responsibilities. Throughout the school, both in lessons and in extra-curricular activities, there are numerous opportunities to be rewarded for achievements and successes.

Four houses make up the House System at RMGS; named after prominent thinkers and philosophers. Rousseau (led by Mr Holeyman), Murdoch (led by Mr Pleasant), Garrett (led by Mr Smith), and Shakespeare (led by Mr Pout).

At the end of each academic year, The House Shield is awarded to the house with the highest points total from across the year.  House points are awarded through the criteria identified in the Rewards and Sanctions page in the pupil planner, and for involvement and achievement in the House Competitions.

To recognise the differing strengths of pupils, there are four pillars of the House System;  Academic,  Arts,  Citizenship, and Sports.  Within these four pillars, there are house competitions organised by various departments.

Attached below are forms for pupils to complete and have signed off by their Head of House if they believe they have met the criteria to be awarded a half or full House colour.

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